Written word celebrated at exhibition

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 January 2013

Excavating Babel

Excavating Babel


THE written word is celebrated at an exhibition at Sidcot School near Winscombe.

Tina Hill’s Excavating Babel, which is comprised of more than 2,300 books, is the centrepiece of the school’s annual Open Submission Exhibition.

The exhibition will run at the school’s community arts centre in Oakridge Lane until February 9.

Excavating Babel is a three-metre high and two-metre wide spiral shape piece based on the Bible’s Genesis.

The North Somerset artist wanting to depict how mankind once cooperated to build a tower that was punished by God, who made them speak different languages, thus leading them to never cooperate again.

She said: “On a personal level Excavating Babel is a monument to books in an increasingly digital world and how important they still are.”

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