Susanne M Winterling
- Artist / project: Susanne M Winterling / Shelter (Lighthouse of Fragility)
- Collaborator(s): Magnus Ström, Architect, Pete Durnell, Countryside Service, Hampshire County Council and Barton Engineers
- Location(s): Keyhaven Nature Reserve, New Forest
- Lead partner: Hampshire County Council
- Exhibition Dates: Free entry 28 September – 1 December 2013, open access
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, Barton Engineers 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.
To find out more, visit the artist’s blog.
The development of this work has been generously supported by Bayer MaterialScience.
Image credits: Photo1 courtesy of Baxter Bradford. Technical drawing courtesy of Susanne M Winterling in association with Ström Architects and Barton Engineers. Photo3 courtesy of Guy Moreton. Image of the hand of aerogel courtesy of NASA