Thumbnails is an investigation into the chances for integrated land art in spirit of the broadening of the A465, also known as ‘The Head of the Valleys’.

This route of approximately 40 kilometres at the foot of The Brecon Beacon’s links the Valleys of South Wales. The research period has led to the report Thumbnails, in which the landscape has a ‘physical’ dimension.
By translating the relief in the landscape from fingers of a scratching hand to fingers of a blessing hand, the landscape can be viewed in a whole new way.
“The scratching hand vs the blessing hand / the scratched land vs the blessed land”.
At the same time, new themes around the A465 ‘Heads of the Valleys’ are created.

Commissioned by: SAFLE, Cardiff (previously known as C-BaT)
Research period in South Wales April 2007.
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