Dunbar coast sculptures to go on display

Lafarge Tarmac has earned its place in the visual arts after its Snowcrete product was chosen by Scottish artist  Emma Herman-Smith as the medium for a new series of exhibits. The exhibit, entitled 'Walking a Line', consists of 10 foot-sized casts of the Dunbar coastline and were created by the artist whilst on residency in the town.
Lafarge Tarmac has earned its place in the visual arts after its Snowcrete product was chosen by Scottish artist Emma Herman-Smith as the medium for a new series of exhibits. The exhibit, entitled 'Walking a Line', consists of 10 foot-sized casts of the Dunbar coastline and were created by the artist whilst on residency in the town.

Ten sculptures made of 
cement and designed by an artist to look like the Dunbar coastline are set to go on 
display at an exhibition .

Scottish sculptor Emma Herman-Smith has produced the collection of casts for an exhibition created for North Light Arts, supported by the Year of Natural Scotland.

The exhibit, entitled ‘Walking a Line’, consists of ten foot-sized casts of the Dunbar coastline and were created by the artist whilst on residency in the town.

The work honours the life of the Dunbar born father of the modern conservationist movement, John Muir.

Ms Herman-Smith used a cement product called Snowcrete, which is made by local businesses Lafarge Tarmac, to produce the sculptures.

She said: “Although it was the glorious range of colours within the rocks along the Dunbar coastline that first drew my eye, the brilliant whiteness of Snowcrete gives full attention to the texture and form of this important geology.

“As a consequence, the casts exhibit an almost ethereal quality. The fact that the Lafarge plant is located in this area played a pivotal role in my choice of casting material.”

Unlike traditional cement which is typically grey, Snowcrete is bright white in appearance. It is often regarded as a decorative cement used for architectural design to create attractive and durable white concrete.

Lafarge plant manager Nigel Blair said: “Emma has created powerful works of art that show the true diversity of our product. Cement really can be both functional and beautiful.”