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There are some pieces of stone which have been uncovered and now the parts with iron layers are rusting.

They are difficult to draw and paint because I’m not interested in just rocks and prefer people. My project is about human activity. So why do I find these stones attractive and what do they have they to do with human activity?

Neolithic people built the wall and these stones were either buried in the structure or have since split open. They have now been exposed by 21st century human activity and the new experience of moisture combined with air has created orange stripes of rust – a colour the neolithic people would have liked had they seen it.

(You could call this ironic…)

And now for some simple human activity