Commissioned by East Durham Area Action Partnership, East Durham Creates and Artichoke to create my most ambitious piece yet for Lumiere Durham 2015 – wave. A glinting, frozen wave rose above Fowlers Yard made entirely from age-old sea glass collected from the East Durham coastline. A steel frame fabricated by Andrew at MIDS and covered with this captivating material (with the expert help of Graham and his team at Advanced Adhesives), wave was combined with a soundscape created by Colin Langley to present a truly awe-inspiring sculpture at this year’s Lumiere Durham.

Thanks so much to everyone that donated their time and effort to make this project a reality – this was a truly community-led project which celebrates the industrial heritage and particular beauty of the East Durham coastline. Thanks also to the wonderfully wasteful Victorians who so happened to throw thousands of tonnes of waste glass over the cliffs at Seaham to result in some of the best sea glass in the world.

Despite being earmarked for permanent installation ‘wave’ is now being modified to allow the piece to tour more easily – watch this space.

Close up wave detail by Victoria Bostock, isleofdesign

Image 1 (slideshow) by Ellen Coleman (instagram, the_shortcake)