Joseph Black choosing the location for his new sculpture

Kearsney Interpreted

Artist Joseph Black was in Kearsney Abbey on November 14th 2018 with Anita Sedgewick – Community Engagement Officer Kearsney Parks, and Jo Shrimpton – Parks Development Officer, deciding on a location for his new sculpture that would be suitable for the work and comply with enviroment and planning regulations. His next step will be applying for planning permission.

OTHER WATERS, 2018 is a permanent new sculpture for Kearsney Abbey. It is made from a mould taken of the Goodwin Sands during low-tide and will be placed alongside a pathway by the river in the park following the direction of its flow. The work is intended to reflect the cultural history and ecological processes of the area through a metaphor of change symbolised by the flow of the river and the tide of the sea. The project will also connect Kearsney to Dover and the surrounding coastline and provides the opportunity to touch and feel the shape of the tidal patterns made permanent. The title for this project is taken from the translation of a statement by Heraclitus “On those stepping into rivers staying the same other and other waters flow”. Joseph Black

Photos are of a small maquette material test and the CAD designs for the main sculpture as well as location shots in Kearsney Abbey.