Monthly Archives: March 2013

A new home for Geocockenzie as Cockenzie becomes decommissioned

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The one on the left

Have you heard the news?  Cockenzie power station has come to a grinding halt.  I caught the news on my Twitterstream and found this article relating the details.  From what I can read of this article, it looks like they may be erecting something else in place of the beast that sits massively on the Scottish coastline.  Possibly.  Although it looks like the decision hasn’t been made for certain.

Incidentally, this is the third building that I have created an artwork of that has reached its sad and final ending.  Shortly after committing Trinity Car Park in Gateshead to print and textile creations, the bulldozers rolled in and ate at the building’s foundations until it came tumbling down.  Same story for Spillers Quay in Newcastle.  Perhaps I should stop before St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh gets the same treatment.

To be honest, I have a project in mind that I would love to commit to physical work.  It is very much along the lines of Trinity Car Park, Spillers Quay and Cockenzie Power Station.  It’s an idea that has been whirling around in my mind for a couple years now.  My hold-up on this is the question: ‘ Will anyone buy these works?’  It sucks to have to reduce my output to having to answer that question.  Unfortunately, I don’t have the luxury just now to create pieces that completely appeal to my fascinations.  It’s the bread and butter pieces, the skylines and beautiful views, that keep things ticking over here in my HQ.

With that said, it seems that there is a taker for my Geocockenzie original that featured in last year’s pop up at Urban Outfitters.  Exciting news.  I hope it’s going to a good home as I’m going to find it difficult to part with this one.

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