Saturday 22 January 2011

The Eagles Have Landed

I've been working with a group of students from Burnside College in Wallsend to create a piece of sculpture relating to trade throughout the Roman Empire.  It will consist of an amphora pouring a cascade of ceramic coins onto a map of the Roman World and will form part of "The Eagles Have Landed" exhibition at Tullie House, Carlisle.  The coins will stream out across the map in a network of trade routes.

We have made a two metre diameter map of the Roman World entirely composed of miniature terracotta thumb pots giving it the appearance of broken pots, representing the excavated remains of ancient Rome.

Each area and country will be labelled with a copper nameplate 

and the whole sculpture will be placed on a raised plinth.

We have made many hundreds of large ceramic coins and ........ it's getting pretty crowded in my workshop!

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