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220406-4-15. © NRT, 2006
Touchstone Fold, Tilberthwaite, near Coniston, Cumbria, UK, 22 April, 2006

This large communal sheepfold was reconstructed in 2003 as the 48th and final 'installation' of Andy Goldsworthy's seven-year 'Sheepfolds' project for Cumbria County Council (here's another). The design in each wall of the square fold uses local slate, a reference to Tilberthwaite's quarrying history.
I thought it was okay, if a bit big for the location and not his best, but H. was more scathing of its practicality. I see her point, but in hindsight I'm not sure unalloyed functionality is the issue – this is an artwork with a secondary purpose, not merely a decorated working structure.

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