EARTHWORKS “We actually are Earth. We really, really are just animated bits of the Earth’s crust, so to talk about us and the earth is wrong.” Tim Flannery
This group of works is an exploration of the relationship between people, a sense of place and the earth. For material I have used the surprising variety of soils to be found in the UK. The soil of this country has a long memory and a rich association with underlying geology, history and society. Peter Burke 2011
RITUAL - bonded chalk - 240 cm dia.
CHALK RADIUS - bonded soil and steel - 180 cm dia.
SPAN - bonded earth - 170 x 170 cm.
REACH - SEA TO SEA - bonded chalk and steel - 140 x 140 cm.
CUP SERIES - bonded earth - each 100 x 100 cm.
CUP SEVEN - Bonded Earth - 100 x 100 cm.
CUP ONE - bonded earth - 100 x 100 cm.
CUP FIVE - bonded earth - 100 x 100 cm.
OF LANDSCAPE SERIES- bonded earth and steel - each - 30.5 x 21 x 15 cm.
OF LANDSCAPE - DETAIL SEVEN - bonded earth and steel 30.5 x 21 x 15 cm.
MEDITATION ON A LANDSCAPE SERIES - each bonded soil - 40 x 30 x 20 cm
MEDITATION ON A LANDSCAPE - DETAIL - 40 x 30 x 20 cm
ABOVE GROUND - bonded earth and steel - 270 cm high
CHALK PATH - bonded chalk - 250 x 30 cm.
OF DESERTS - bonded earth and steel 66 x 37 x 34 cm
OF THE HILLS - bonded chalk and steel - 66 x 37 x 34 cm.