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CWP digger smLooking back over the past few posts, I realise that I have been referring to Alluvium, but haven’t introduced it yet. Well, this is now the working title for the installation I am planning in the truncated chancel at Waterhay later this year. The word comes from the latin ‘to wash against’ and in geology is used to describe material that has been lifted, shaped and then deposited elsewhere by flowing water, such as gravels and silts along river beds. Hence the direct relevance to the water park – the gravel pits, are alluvial deposits – but it also alludes to wider contemporary issues: not just material moved by water but also species, cultures, architecture (which is where the chancel comes in). The flow of water is also a subject close to my heart thanks to where I live, on the edge of the city of Gloucester, right next to the flood plain of the tidal River Severn, where flowing flooding water is a regular part of life, both downstream and upstream (with the reverse flow of the Severn Bore), something that the city has lived with for centuries. So Alluvium it is.

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