Lime-washed Micro-Granite Drawing, Lake District National Park
Kate undertook her largest earthwork project so far in September 2007 as part of the FRED Arts Trail in Cumbria. The piece measures c. 100ft x 100ft and was made from microgranite found on the site at the base of Clough Head peak at the end of the Helvellyn mountains behind Threlkeld Mining Museum. The piece took over 2 weeks to make, placing the stones by hand from the near surroundings. Once laid, the granite was lime-washed using local lime sourced from a quarry at nearby Shap. Thanks go to Ian, owner of Threlkeld Mining Musuem, for granting access to the site through his quarry and museum, and to Alistair at Corus for the lime used to paint the granite.