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Mariner Way II

‘Mariners Way II’ is made of contemporary materials in the form of a knotted rope sphere is now on display at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus. Edward has named the new, 2015 sculpture, Mariners Way II, as a homage to the original sculpture and a symbolic reference of what the first sculpture encapsulated. Created by Devon-based artist Edward ...

A Voyage of Transformation for Mariners Way Sculpture

A new sculpture, ‘Mariners Way II’ made of contemporary materials in the form of a knotted rope sphere is now on display at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus. Created by Devon-based artist Edward Crumpton, the sculpture is a memorial to an ancient walk across Devon, the Mariners’ Way. It echoes an earlier spherical sculpture on Campus made by Crumpton ...

Mariners Way at White Moose Gallery

Edward is pleased to announce that he is having a solo exhibition of his Mariners Way project. There is also an opportunity to hear the artist talk about his inspiration for this project, the ancient maritime route from Bideford to Dartmouth and his realisation of this extended journey into the current exhibition of sculpture, paintings, drawings and wood ...

Construction of Mariners Way Passage House

It has been quite a journey from the unraveling of the Mariners Way ball, the cleaning, the re-knotting and now the execution of the new form; the passage house. There were a number of factors against me as I now have less rope available and even less time to construct it in. I wanted to stay true to my original idea that included an entrance and exit of the ...

Restoration of the Mariners Way sculpture

The Mariners Way ball was deconstructed in situ at the University of Exeter in July and at the end of the day it was apparent that the heavy rain had removed a substantial amount of tar from the rope. Tar was used on organic ropes to protect and inhibit it from weathering and being attacked by airborne diseases, specifically fungi. In this case, fungus’ has ...

Unraveling the Mariners Way ball

Last month I went back to the University of Exeter and unraveled the 1,300metres of knotted rope which is going to be changed into another sculpture along the Mariners Way walk; a passage house. This was new ground for me and I was intrigued to explore how the tarred rope had weathered. On first impression the rope had executed what I had intended. The colour of ...