Dynamic Opposition

Water Cut - Head of the Mallerstang Valley
Water Cut – Head of the Mallertang Valley

This sculpture called Water Cut suits the mood of the morning, I find it uplifting and remember well the day I hiked up to see it high above the River Eden in the Mallerstang Valley in Eastern Cumbria. June 30th 2013.

The space carved between the two vertical pillars creates the shape of a meandering river in the sky and provides a ‘window’ onto the real river in the valley below. It also symbolises the power of the river Eden cutting through the rock on its journey through East Cumbria and our own human journeys through the rural landscape and through life.

Eden Benchmarks

Rivers?
running fast
running
Slow.

Rivers?
held in a direction
by the banks
in dynamic opposition.

A positive thing.

Uh! And it is raining again – those rivers will rise and run fast. Let’s see now, the weather forecast for the rest of the week. Sunshine and showers it is.

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