By NellieD

Stone Cycle

This sculpture by Julie Edwards is made up of a series of large stones recycled from a dismantled bridge in Bury. Under 100 years of industrial grime, the artist discovered marks made by the original masons to which new carved symbols were added.

Working on site gave Edwards an understanding of the place, the passing of time, the people and the industry of the area, which is reflected in her work.

Since its acquisition in 1986 the site has been transformed from a derelict industrial area to a pretty country park where important features such as Burrs Mill chimney, the mill floor and the water wheel pit have been retained as a reminder of its previous use.

Quote for today:
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to find it.
- Michelangelo

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