Welcomed addition to the Fife Coastal Path
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Community Mosaic.....West Wemyss
Initatiated by West Wemyss Development Trust, this piece of Artwork represents a true Community Partnership, involving:
- the Coaltown Primary School
- local busineses Andrew Cook(site clearance)
- Ceramic Tile Warehouse (Materials)
- landowner Michael Wemyss(provision of site and worker support)
- Fife Council's Community Learning and Development(funding for Materials and Arts worker)
- and members of the Community(time,committment and creative enthusiasm).
The design of swans, facing into each other on rolling waves, was chosen by the participants, to link into the Wemyss Family Crest,and the Primary School badge, would also mirror the Development Groups theme of "putting the Heart back into the Community" .
The waves incorporated black stone and tile to symbolise the historic mining community as well as the "canvas" for the Artwork actually being the entrance to the old Victoria Pit. The Swans also symbolise the learned person,compassion, beauty and luck.
The Mosaic has brought about a sense of community for those involved in creating " Their own History"...it is also a real talking point and attraction for all those visiting the village or passing along the Coastal Path.
Almost completed, the site is being further enhaced by a large Sycamore Bench which has kindly been donated by Wemyss Estate Head Forrester Tom Robertson.
For further information about West Wemyss Community visit their website on www.westwemysscommunity.co.uk