Seaton sculptures make a splash
PUBLISHED: 09:40 29 July 2016 | UPDATED: 08:50 09 August 2016
Seafront Waves sculpture helps people to ‘connect with nature’ say officials
A ‘Waves’ sculpture, which invites spectators to consider the power of the sea and its relationship with the land, has been installed on Seaton seafront.
The sculpture is part of the Discovery Points Trail from Devon’s newest visitor attraction Seaton Jurassic, which opened at Easter. The trail consists of four sculptures in the natural environment in and surrounding Seaton.
The artworks aim to encourage visitors to the new tourist attraction to spend more time in the town and connect with nature.
Following the trail, explorers learn more about the wildlife and geology of each location. The route takes people to the Seaton Wetlands, Axe Undercliffs, the seafront and Seaton Hole.
The stargazing circle on the wetlands was installed in autumn 2015 and sculptures at Seaton Hole and the Undercliffs should be finished this month.
Seaton Jurassic Centre Manager Mike Ruiter said: “Seaton is host to some spectacular natural assets, which are, unfortunately, largely hidden gems. This trail of artworks gives us the opportunity to attract new visitors to the town and make Seaton famous for its natural environment.
“Each location is interpreted by the same team behind Seaton Jurassic and extends the journey of our visitors into the landscape surrounding the centre.
“We love our story of time travel and survival. By taking that story outside, we invite people to discover what makes Seaton such a great place.”
Seaton mayor and East Devon District Council member Cllr Marcus Hartnell said: “With the opening of Seaton Jurassic, we have created a high-quality offer to attract more visitors to the town.
“These sculptures add to that offer and encourage people to explore all that Seaton has to offer.”
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