Wednesday 25 June 2014

Installation - from paper to hillside.

The detailed design was divided into a grid of 5 metre squares to be marked out on the hill. The 560 birds were arranged on the site following the plan as closely as the contours of the hill allowed. Adjustments to the design were needed when it was viewed from different vantage points. The alterations were directed from a distance using walkie talkies, mobile phones and binoculars.

The installation was carried out with huge energy and commitment by members of Worth Valley Young Farmers and other artists over 5 long days.

Andy Plant and Simon Manfield adjusting the flight path of some of the birds. 

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