Lara Greene

  Shell

 

Shell was created for the costal path at Loughshore park, Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland. 
Bronze, 70cm x 30cm x 40cm, 2011
The idea for the Shell was inspired by the twisting action required to spin the fine threads, cords and more robust ropes that would have been manufactured at the local Mills which supplied the world in their day with the best linen.  To make different grades of cord there was a thinning and refinement.   Shells also have a gradation along their length as the spiralling form gets finer towards the point.  Real linen materials were used for the original sculpture.
The empty shell is a symbol of a housing that is no longer used and may be something else will live in it later.  The Mossley Mill Factory lay empty for some time and now has been re adapted for use as the Newtonabbey Council.  This sculptural shell appears to have been vacated and left or washed up by the tides of changing fortune, waiting to inspire the imaginations of passers by. 

 

Shell Sculpture Lara Greene

 

Shell Sculpture Lara Greene

 

Shell Sculpture Lara Greene


Shell Sculpture Lara Greene