Flint Gallet River

The flint gallet river was a private commission in East Sussex. The shape represents the meandering route of a river, starting from a spring at source, with wide bends and turns down stream. The direction and patterns of the gallets have been especially laid to represent the flow of a river, slack water, eddies and main current. The plants will hang over both the path and gallets as trees would naturally hang over a stream or river. The gallets are densely packed together, making it easy to walk on either the gallets or the paviours. The majority of gallets used are waste from one of the UK’s last remaining flintlock makers. Flintlocks were historically used to fire musket guns.

Completed: 2014