STONEWORK travels to an outcrop that meanders through the central Fells of Cumbria. It fastens on Neolithic quarries that lie scattered along the outcrop's sinuous line, crags worked for the making of stone axe blades around 6000 years ago.
STONEWORK explores the work that left such an abiding mark upon the Fells. It is concerned with what the place and the labour once meant to people. The journey and the climb, the power of the outcrop, the binding of stone and skill to identity.
STONEWORK is an experiment with a different way of telling, a use of words and images that respond directly to the work, to the qualities that people recognised in the stone and the values that they realised, unspoken, through their bodies.
STONEWORK is a collaboration between Mark Edmonds and Rose Ferraby