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Hyde Fragments, 2011 and 2014

Hyde Fragments was a site specific installation created for the Hyde Abbey Chamber in Hyde, Winchester, UK. The Chamber once formed part of the Hyde Abbey, a Norman monastery, which was founded 910 as a great centre of learning. It is believed to be the burial place of King Alfred.

The artwork took inspiration from the colour and form of fragments of glass from the Abbey found during an archaeological dig at the site. The installation of curves of glass created traces of the light and colour that would have filled the Abbey in ancient times. Installed originally in 2011 as part of the 10 days Contemporary Art Festival, and consequently in 2014.

Hyde Fragments, detail, Hyde Abbey Chamber

Hyde Fragments, detail, Hyde Abbey Chamber

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