Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

This strange, corkscrew-like sculpture can be found on the beach at Cleveleys.

It is part of the 'Cleveleys Mythological Coastline' project, a national fund designed to regenerate the coast through the Arts.

The Sea Swallow is the story, written for children but with a charm that’s unmissable, and tells a fairy tale that blends legend with local features, including sunken villages and the petrified forest which you can still see on the beach today.

My photograph shows the largest and most exciting piece, Mary’s Golden Shell. This is a huge structure at 8m x 4m, sat on the beach near to the cafe at the northern end of the town. Made from stainless steel, parts of the story of the Sea Swallow are etched inside.

You can walk inside it and hear the effect of the wind and waves on the laser cut metal, and when the tide comes in the shell disappears under the water - just as it does in the book.

As a workshop, I will post a side view of the sculpture to give a greater understanding of its shape.

Have a great Sunday, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5361 W: 265 N: 12177] (48970)
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