Seams and Veins art commission finds its home!
It was a wonderful moment to see the first of the seven art installations arriving on site.
David Mackie's 'Seams and Veins' commission comprises of twelve Cornish granite boulders inlaid with bronze symbols and motifs representing where the Cornish emigrated to around the world. The boulders are positioned around Heartlands' five Diaspora gardens of North America, South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Local poet Bob Devereux wrote an exclusive poem for Heartlands that has been etched on the granite, telling the story of miners who took their skills abroad.
The boulders are lifted in to position within the Diaspora Gardens.
Artist David, casts a watchful eye on his work as it is carefully positioned to follow the mineral lodes underground.
Emblems in bronze representing Cornish emigration to South America.
Bronze emblems in the Australian gardens.
Remembering Cornish traditions such as the Stargazy Pie originating from Mousehole.
Cornish travels to South Africa are remembered.
Bob Devereux's poem is etched in the Cornish granite.
David putting the finish touches to the boulders in the South African garden with Robinson's Shaft in the background.