Bethan has now completed her two commissions for Town Hall Artworks. Constellation is a sculpture in the De Montford Suite. Solid, smashed porcelain is delineated with brass rods. A made-up constellation in a grand, master-of-the-universe room that you can’t see out of.
Fragments of hand-painted glass on six door panels along the second floor corridor form A Pace or Two Ahead of Us. It reflects feelings on wandering the Hotel alone, with snippets of people all around. Plus a remembered line from Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited -
“Perhaps all our loves are merely hints and symbols; a hill of many invisible crests; doors that open as in a dream to reveal only a further stretch of carpet and another door… each straining through and beyond the other, snatching a glimpse now and then of the shadow which turns the corner always a pace or two ahead of us.”