GOLDEN AGE 2005
7m / 22.9ft Diameter
Pittenweem Arts Festival
Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland
Golden Age in the fishing village of Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland, was commissioned by the Scottish Arts Council (Now Creative Scotland), as part of the 2005 Pittenweem Arts Festival.
Consisting of a seven metre disc created from over 6000 squares of gold leaf applied by hand to a concreted area of the ancient harbour wall, Golden Age, Pittenweem, occupies a liminal realm between the material and the immaterial: on the one hand, the ultimate symbol of worldly wealth, and on the other, an expression of mans spirituality. The title refers to a prophesied ideal “Golden Age”, a new era of enlightenment, an as-yet intangible future state, where mankind unites in brotherhood to find peace within them-self and between nations.