Inspired by the sea
During the summer two huts appeared on the cliffs nearby.......
They don't look like normal wooden buildings but I instantly recognised them as they have been appearing on National Trust land over the last few years and I have seen articles about them in magazines. The Observatory is a sculptural installation, an intervention, a space, a platform, a shelter, a look-out where artists can explore the landscape. The shape of the building seems to draw people towards them as can be seen by this video of the cliffs above Burton Bradstock,
The shapes, shadows and textures encourage you to look at the landscape and things around you in a different way.
It even encouraged me to play around with my shadow!
When we reached the beach it inspired me to take different views including the boat trail left on the sand as the pulley pulled it up the beach.
Today marks the end of the our Open Studios fortnight when artists invite people into see their work. We visited two artists who have studios in West Bay and it was lovely to see their work which is inspired by the sea and rocks of this part of the coast. It will be interesting to see how the residents artists at the Observatory have been influenced by the landscape too.
Has a picture, or words ever inspired you to look at the landscape in a different way?