The Work proposed for
the river end of Lemon Quay consists of
two elements, one flat and one solid form.
Both elements are derived from the shapes
and lines found in ship's rudders.
The curvature of the solid
form is modified to recall the curved stacks
of Cornish mine workings. The juxtaposition
of these two elements create a walk-through
into Lemon Quay. The height of the solid
form would be 8 metres and its cylindrical
footprint would be sited on the circle
currently in the paving on the Quay.
The design for the feature
outside the Hall for Cornwall is derived
from observing the backrush of water over
rock formations between breaking waves.
Granite slab forms are organised at varying
heights over which water is pumped and
runs to seek ground level. The height is
1.5 metres with a 6 metre diameter pool
edged with a 300 millimetres retaining
The two Works are linked
with a black granite strip of approx. 92
metres and 200-300 millimetres in width
running the length of Lemon Quay, with
the following text sandblasted into the
"The river is
within us, the sea is all about us:
The sea is the lands edge also, the granite
Into which it reaches, the beaches where it tosses. Its hints of earlier
and other creation."