beach, Newbiggin, northumberland, public art, sculpture, Sean Henry, seaside, summer, the couple
A post-heat wave day on the Northumberland coast. The sand still hot underfoot, the water on the cool side, and the sky over the sea changing constantly. The sculptures are Sean Henry’s The Couple – two figures on land, then again on a platform 300 metres out to sea (Britains’s only offshore sculpture, apparently). I’m not sure that the future will judge this kind of public sculpture kindly, but I think I’ve seen worse (hello Kissing Couple in St. Pancras station).