Tuesday 31 December 2019

Impossipebble for 2020

Recently we've been trying out new ways of exhibiting in public spaces. We have had Alban's What If posters on the outside of a railway station, and then an exhibition of brass plaques on benches down Tolworth Broadway. Both of these are ongoing, and with only a handful of contributors to propel them along they'll develop over the coming weeks and months.

For the start of 2020 CollectConnect co-founder Bryan Benge has developed a new public art exhibition for us to try. He may well be inviting new participants or simply developing the idea amongst the CollectConnect diehards. He has written a little bit more about the Impossipebble project below, and you can see the first 3 pebbles are now out in public!

The name Pebbles is of English origin. 
Small stones; size of 2 to 64 millimetres based on the Krumbein phi scale of sedimentology. !!!
We encounter those at childhood selecting them, chucking them in the air, stacking them as piles, selecting colour, pattern.
Later in life we select again, look for the flat ones, the right weight ones, the ones that skim across the water, to disappear.
Humans selected Pebbles as tools, they are among the earliest known man-made artefacts, dating from the Palaeolithic period of human history.
Now they have been selected again, to make paintings, sculptures, repurposed images, placed and perhaps rediscovered by others, to hopefully beckon the minds eye, what, how, why.

I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with. 

Dean Reddick - Impossipebble 1
Location: All Saints Church, Merriott, Somerset.  

Bryan Benge - Impossipebble 2 / Odin 1 
Location: the circular tree bench in Stoke Fleming village  

Alban Low - Impossipebble 3
Slapton Sands D Day war memorial.  

and on the other side of the memorial was this poignant tribute