Well, Well, Well

Well, Well, Well Paul Salt United Kingdom, 2003

Well, Well, Well
Paul Salt
United Kingdom, 2003

Well, Well, Well is made up of all the streets in Bristol that have the word ‘well’ in them. Each name provides a picture of its origin and the importance that was placed upon its function – Boilingwells Lane, Pennywell Lane, Stockwell Road, Cromwell Court. Bristol was known as a centre for taking the healing waters, so some of the wells reference that activity (a book in itself). Other wells were communal meeting places, for example the village pump, a base need for human and livestock alike; now we have the household tap. Yet evidence of the wells still exists in names and street furniture, which announce their presence and function [either working or not) by their solidity, pipe work, sculpture and water holding capacity. We are the water, the water is us.

Photography, inkjet

About sense of place in artist books

I am an artist. I find the ephemeral place in my art conjured up through practice. I sift through raw materials with my hopes and dreams, and ideas take form as if intended.
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