Extra-Terrestrial JF20 Artist’s View

Name: Sluice

Mike is a painter and sculptor. He lives in Lancaster in the North of England.

When Mike moved into his studio, he found a piece of slate left by the last owner.

This looked a bit like the blade of an old fashioned French guillotine!

Mike painted a golden circle on the slate, and hung it from a wooden bar.

Underneath it, like a pendulum, he hung a spiral of rusty metal. He’d found this when he was hillwalking.

Later, he made a second part for the sculpture from wood. A semicircle cut into this mirrors the circle on the ‘blade’. A white vertical line under this suggests water.

At the top of the sculpture is a round float.

If the gold circle is the sun, perhaps this is the moon?