We have just dug this visually provocative project out the archives: The Water Treatment Plant.
Bruce Davies is an Cornish artist motivated by the history of landscape and its changing use. Bruce undertook a year long (2007-2008) artist residency with the National Trust (NT). During this residency Bruce explored the issues of water pollution, visitor pressures and the effects of climate change on the NT’s land management practices. The ‘Water Treatment Plant’ was one output from this work and consists of a number of digitally altered landscape images. Bruce has digitally placed ‘possible’ water treatment plan infrastructure amongst the landscape of Penrose and Loe Pool. Bruce wanted to present an abrupt intrusion in the sublime landscape to make the invisible problem of water pollution visible.