Wall of Iron

• (0) Comments by julian 25 July 2011

The wall of iron is now up at the Manor House, Hall Green Road, West Bromwich.  Many thanks to all those who came and helped nail objects to the wall.  Each object is either found locally or typical of the iron objects made in Sandwell over the past two or three centuries.  The photographs show the progress of making over the three days.

How does it develop?  Not having made one of these out of doors, I don’t know what will happen.  I suspect that the weather will affect the names written on the card tags, so they will gradually disintegrate, while the metal rusts and leaves downward trails of rust on the white surface.  Ultimately the names will disappear and the objects will remain, till they disappear eventually, a metaphor for what happens in real time.