Equipped with tracing paper and graphite I am on my way…taking wall rubbings of several segments that seem of interest for a multitude of reasons as it seems in hindesight. Take an impression of the form, rhythm in the brickwork, cracks….

23.10.2013, wall segments inside the pillbox, Stanton Saint Bernard

23.10.2013, wall segments inside the pillbox, Stanton Saint Bernard

Inside outside, threat or shelter, outside freedom, inside closed, held, protected…..

23.10.2013, wall segment outside the pillbox, Stanton Saint Bernard

23.10.2013, wall segment outside the pillbox, Stanton Saint Bernard

I have been here before when I embarked on the wall rubbings for the walled garden at the Museum in the Park/ Stroud..seems that walls rekindle the childhood memory, the “Berliner Mauer” and the fence cutting through the land that was my home.