Heart of Reeds: Chris Drury Land Art

Heart of Reeds by Chris Drury - Lewes - Photo © Alice Joyce

You can discern the sinuous pattern – a double vortex – of Chris Drury’s Heart of Reeds installation that emerges from the landscape when you stand on the project’s boardwalk, or look upon the artwork from the viewing mound. Drury likens the design to a “cross section through a human heart, reflecting the interconnections between man and environment.” On his web site, Drury includes the Lewes land art project in the category: Growing Works – rather than a Commissioned, Permanent or Temporary Site-Specific Installation, or a Cloud Chamber. You need walk only a few minutes from the center of town to take in the wetland’s sights and sounds, as a break from the gentle hubbub that Lewes offers residents and travelers.

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