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The Wordless Cupboard by Sheena Seeks project

A landslide of glacial boulders featuring CED’s Celtic and Gabbro boulders surrounded two 3-metre high oppressive cubes, evoking a sense of powerlessness and inability to communicate in words.

Between the cubes, an acrylic panel displayed symbolic blank sheets of paper to highlight the fact that many people are not able to express themselves easily, either due to conditions like autism or because of oppressive regimes. Words represent power and this creation is an expression of the oppression of the powerlessness.

Working closely with CED’s Scotland depot at Castlecary near Falkirk, Sheena chose her products with great care. Visiting the team there, she spent several hours going through the variety of different boulders, pebbles and aggregates before selecting Celtic Boulders, Gabbro Boulders, Icelandic Black Pebbles and Flat Grey Pebbles.

Designer: Sheena Seeks

Contractor: Douglas Laughton at Eden Landscapes Projects Ltd

Sponsors: CED

Materials: Celtic Boulders

Gabbro Boulders

Icelandic Black Pebbles


Grey Pebbles


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