markerstones for the millennium

Moss breading - carved onto a bridge over the Bradford

Reflection on site 3

Some people were annoyed that we'd carved directly onto the old bridge. They felt it should have been sacrosanct. And it did look quite bold at first.
But now the lichen has grown again it seems as natural as the bridge itself! I love the way the moss is filling some of the letters. Perhaps all the lettering will be moss one day.
We had hoped to carve outcrops of stone further up the valley but the landowner was not keen. But the lichen would have spread again leaving the text and stone in a symbiotic relationship.
Charles Monkhouse