The Long Afternoon of Earth has been commissioned by Meadow Arts and is the result of a year-long artists’ residency, working with the people who use the Hive and the students of the University of Worcester.
"Made of recycled books and natural pigments The Long Afternoon of Earth is twelve vessel/objects that ask you to stop, settle, read. Accompanying the reader, the student, the researcher, the visitor and the luncher, the works speak of Burmese cats purring on a knee while reading, a roaring fire that invites you to settle with a travel book, a houseplant sitting in a stand next to your favourite reading spot. Twelve of these objects/vessels are placed around The Hive, each with a tree growing in them creating a dozen discreet spaces or settings. Sit here, they will say, next to the art and read, study, lunch, or snooze, and feel at home, feel warmth."
Heather Morison, 2018
The sculptures will be unveiled on Thursday 1st February from 5 – 7 pm with a talk by the artists at The Hive and an opportunity to discuss the new work with them and the curators from Meadow Arts. The sculptures can be seen at the Hive until 1 August 2018: look out for our family workshop on 3 March.