Thursday, 19 December 2013

Cornish Mines Project

I went out to Levant Mine on Tuesday and walked along towards Geevor. A stretch of the Cornish coastline littered with the remains of mining, it holds a real fascination for me. I drew a quick sketch of the coastline but it was far too cold to stay still, so I took loads of photographs.

These little collages (about 5"x5") are a first step response to some of the little details that I looked at. I'm not trying to represent the mines, or the landscape for that matter, I'm just seeing what happens when I look at some of the photos again.

I have a LOT of images I want to work from, so this is a long term project. I've been wanting to do something based on this particular bit of coastline for ages.

I don't know, or really want to know what the buildings did, the mystery of not knowing creates a place which lives entirely in my imagination.

One of the buildings with the sky and the sea behind
My sketch...the little dots are the sea spray !

It's an amazing mixture of wild natural beauty and strange industrial remnants.


  1. Beautiful, Michele! I would love to see more of these.

    1. You will Jane ! This is the series I'm working on...