proud B-side and Somerset Art Works Platform Bursary Project 2020-21
Grove, Portland – A Place of Possible Sanctity
“In an unpublished manuscript The High Places of Portland (Dorset County Museum Boxfile 5) Mrs King Warry also refers to the Grove area as a place of possible sanctity, being approximately midway between two areas which contained stone circles, now both destroyed…”
The Association For Portland Archaeology https://portlandarchaeology.weebly.com/grove.html
Stone Grove was made in response to the Grove area of Portland, inspired by the disused lime kiln to the north of the village and accounts of a lost stone circle discovered on the site of HMP/YOI Portland. Working with an improvised kiln built at her studio in Somerset, Scott created her own lime mortar from Portland stone. This Portland lime was used to coat a series of fallen branches gathered from the nearby Stadium Bowl, creating a fragile, ghostly installation at the Old Engine Shed.
Wood from trees self-seeded in a former quarry pit, and stone transformed through fire into lime. An elemental exploration of Portland’s ever shifting landscape.