Artist / project: Susanne M. Winterling / The Lighthouse
Collaborator(s): Magnus Ström, architect
Location(s): Keyhaven Nature Reserve, New Forest
Lead partner: Hampshire County Council
Susanne M. Winterling is a German artist who has exhibited internationally including Oslo, Berlin, New York, Moscow and Tokyo.
Winterling is working in collaboration with Lymington-based architect Magnus Ström and Pete Durnell of Hampshire County Council Countryside Service, to create an architectural sculpture on the seawall.
Blending into the surrounding landscape, the sculpture will take the form of a wave-like shelter, it will provide a place to stop, rest and contemplate, whilst on a journey around the Keyhaven Nature Reserve. People will be able to reflect on the beauty of their surroundings, taking in the views of the Isle of Wight and the coastline, and the relationship the sculpture has with the environment.
The sculpture will also incorporate the material ‘aerogel’, which will give it a luminous quality both during the day and at night. The artist has selected this material, originally developed by Nasa, which has multiple qualities and industrial uses, to reflect the history of the site and its important role in the story of the salt industry.
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