Excavation

black and white landscape photograph Cambridgeshire Fenland @petercorr.com
black and white landscape photograph Cambridgeshire Fenland @petercorr.com
Excavation

The conceptual artist Richard Long would have enjoyed using these industrial machines. On the road leading to the village of Coveney, old irrigation ditches are being refurbished. Giant earth moving equipment cuts through the clay subsoil in V cross sections, like a knife through butter. Water immediately flows into the channel and mirrors the sky.  These large scale sculptural interventions will never find their way to the Tate Modern turbine hall…but they really should.