Date: October 2010
Location: Stainmore, Cumbria.
Dimensions: 6.4m x 4.2m x 5.2m
Materials: swaledale fleece, bird netting
'Sentinel' was a landscape installation in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to celebrate Wool Week.
I wanted to somehow link the barn with the
sheep breed; it clings to the hill like the sheep, but I
also like the relationship between the barn and the breed
as points in the history of agriculture and this
landscape. It seemed fitting to try and do something as
part of National Wool Week.
Sheep farming has been a staple of the uplands of the North Pennines and has shaped much of the landscape we see today. 'Sentinel' stands as a symbol for the seamless bond between the landscape and sheep.