Date: May 2015
Client: Lakes Culture
Valley, Patterdale, Cumbria. UK
Dimensions: 5m x
1.8m x 0.9m
Formwork Design: FoskettHylton Design
PaperBridge was open to the
public from the 8th - 18th May 2015.
Access by foot only. The bridge stands at the top of the Grisedale Valley, Patterdale. The valley paths are well signposted from Patterdale.
OS grid ref: NY 362 144
Special Thanks to:
James Cropper Paper, Lakes Culture, Cumbria Tourism, Lake District National Park, Braesteads Farm, Matson Ground Estates, Philippe Handford, Michael Blackburn, Ewan Allinson, Zhuoran Li, Andrew Keiley, Dylan Jackman, Josh Coultard, Henry Iddon, Paul Kingston, Alan Hinkes, Sally's Cottges, the BBC, Caz Graham, Nicky Ormiston, Tom & Ella Phillipson, Rob Ives, Rosie Cooper, Greg Stephenson, Rob Allen, Caroline Ruddick, Paul Telford, Tony Henderson and all the thousands of visitors who made the trek up the track.
PaperBridge is a
temporary artwork made for and about the landscape of the
Lake District. On an aesthetic level the piece acts as a
focal point within a vast open landscape. The bright red
colour drawing the eye and interfering with the natural
environment, while at the same time creating compositional
balance with the green backdrop and flow of water. The
Lake District has a long and important history in the
perception of landscape and aesthetics. Paperbridge is
seen as part of its continuing and evolving legacy.
Lakes Culture and Arts Council England, with support
from James Cropper Ltd.