Friday, 29 June 2012

Finding Beauty In Junk: Eagle Park, Norwich

Litter is a constant struggle in urban woodland or parkland. According to the local newspapers, a couple of months ago, local resident Sam Crouchman, fed up with the state of the nearby Eagle Park, turned community-minded litter-picking into an arts project. Rubbish found in the park was used as building materials for dens and small pieces of environment-based sculpture. A couple of pieces mentioned in the original Eastern Daily Press article - "a trio of fish dangling from a tree," "a wide-eyed owl perched on a branch" - I couldn't see, so either I didn't explore properly or they've been swiped. I'm kind of (pleasantly) surprised the pieces that do remain haven't been trashed (pun intended), actually, and it will be interesting to see how long these pieces last before they are broken down and simply become part of the polluted backdrop again, as opposed to standing apart from it.

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