By Bryn Hallett
Part of the Surrey Unearthed programme, this sculptural structure explored the history of industry in Surrey and how the use of the landscape has changed over time. Bryn Hallett used the geological palette to create a tranquil space of calmness and reflection, a rest stop along the Pilgrims Way and North Downs Way.
Drawing on this varied geology, the monolithic mass of the Watts chapel and the importance of the woodland, the sculpture gave a reminder of the interaction between people, industry and the landscape. It provided a place to take in a unique view of the woodland and is now slowly melting away back to the earth.
This sculpture can still be found in the Wilfrid Blunt Woodland. There is parking at the Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton, Surrey, GU3 1DQ and number 46 bus travels there from Guildford town centre.
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Bryn Hallett is an early career architect, designer and maker. He is fascinated by the possibilities of different materials and will test and experiment a single material as part of his process. His interests are in the connection between people, emotion and environment.
Bryn has led a project with the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales to create a bird hide with locally grown larch and to create designs for an RSPB Hide in Somerset in addition to his various architectural projects.