This sculpture which is part of the Portishead sculpture trail is called “when shall we three meet again” by the sculptor Robert Stuart Clamp. The quotation is of course from the witches scene in Macbeth. “
When shall we three meet again
In thunder lightning or in rain
when the hurlyburly’s done
when the battle’s lost and wonWilliam Shakespeare
The trail saw more than 20 artists from across the world collaborate to create 30 different art works representing the town’s history. The project was funded by developers Crest Nicholson and Persimmon as part of a section 106 planning agreement for a multi million pound development of a very posh marina from the old redundant docks.
Portishead which is a small town on the Severn Estuary close to Bristol started as a small fishing village but grew rapidly with the building of a power station and nearby chemical factories.
This humble sculpture of three burnt matchsticks reflects Portishead’s former role in importing white phosphorus for making matchsticks.
I can’t remember when I last used a match, but they used to be a staple of every one’s weekly shop.
This is my first entry for the photographing public art challenge run by Marsha and Cee. I am excited to see what other bloggers have found.