Possible new sculpture for Porthleven to commemorate the storms of 2014
The owner of Porthleven’s Harbour, Trevor Osborne, wants to commemorate the storms of 2014 with a sculpture by using one of the broken wooden baulks that are used to protect the inner-harbour and the moored boats. Two of these baulks shattered by the immense power of the those storms, which led to the sea to reign havoc in the inner-harbour.
The sculpture is being designed by Lucinda Burgess. Subject to planning, the position of the sculpture is set to be on the Quay over near Black Sands, in front of The Ship Inn.
At present, there is no formal planning application submission, but a pre-planning application has been submitted that would advise if this type of structure is in-principle supported by planning policy. From this advice, the applicant can submit a formal planning application, taking on board any suggestions by amending the design, or not submitting at all. So at present, I am just sharing this for information.
Here is the design that is currently subject to the pre-app process.
Now the concept is that a seat will be placed against the wall and as you sit a look out towards the Institute, the box that is formed by the metal and wood ‘frames’ and puts the most iconic building in Porthleven in a picture against the broken baulk. I will say I am no art expert, but I would say this is very contemporary in its design.
So what do you think of the concept? Like, hate or left a little confused on the message?
For me, if there was something to remember the storms, this isn’t what I would have imagined. It does not tell the story of the community. Then again, I am no artist.