Amazing Restless Temple

Published: Saturday 9th Apr 2016

Written by: Charlie

The mechanised sculpture, though looking like an ancient stone temple swaying in the wind, is actually hollow columns with a wooden skin.

Located near Penzance, this amazing spectacle is the work of artist Penny Saunders and has been 15 years in the making.

“Temples are usually made of stone, stand still and glorify mortal and immortal power. I started to think about this temple as a monument to our ambitious and precarious ingenuity – always at the mercy of the forces of Nature.”

Sited on a hilltop at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Penzance for the next two years, this really is worth a visit, especially in the evenings.

“It’s uncertain how long the temple will ride the storm and survive intact. Any decay is seen as part of its journey. Hopefully it will have time enough to attract plants, mosses and lichens.”

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