‘Ebb and Flow’

About this work

Ebb and Flow is a semi permanent installation at the Caol Ruadh Sculpture garden in Argyle. The piece comprises of a scale model of an abandoned Scottish hamlet that lies below the shoreline overlooking the isle of Bute. Each day the houses are submerged and revealed with the toing and froing of the tide.

The piece was inspired by a story of a similar hamlet that was abandoned when the valley was dammed and flooded to make Loch Tarsan. These houses can sometimes be seen during extended periods of dry weather but personally this was not a phenomenon I experienced during my time in Argyle.