The Sentinel
Artist
Jane Dunn

Date
1998

Materials
Dry stone walling and felt


Location
Borough
Rossendale

Cluster
Bacup

OS grid ref
SD 8718523672

Coordinates
Latitude 53.709314

Longitude -2.195619

Postcode
Nearest . OL13 9DQ

Sentinel, a sculpture that sits on a hillside overlooking the town of Bacup in Lancashire, was created to highlight links between the rural and industrial heritage of the area.

Meaning soldier posted to keep guard over a special place, Sentinel incorporates two traditional skills used in the Irwell Valley, stonewalling and felting, and is made from local stone.

The artist learnt stonewalling from a local craftsman and involved local people in workshops to encourage a sense of their ownership in the piece. The site for the piece was found by working with a local shaman and healing group who had an awareness of different energies in the area.


Sentinel


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