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Tinner's Wheal

This work has been inspired by Cornish Tin Miners.

They worked below this land, were paid and drank

in their local pub, Trelawney Arms.

The mines resonated with the rhythm of their hammers and chisels as they drilled into the solid granite. A small turn of the chisel is made after each impact of the hammer to create a deep hole for the dynamite. Their chisels sparking in the dim light.

The Mobius ring, symbolic of their endless daily toil, blasting out the mine, day in day out, section by section.

This sculpture can be seen on the village green at Trew, near Breage, West Cornwall   TR13 9QW

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