Heavy Industries in County Durham
These works are all focused on the Industry both past and present in County Durham. Country Durham was once thriving with industry, mainly heavy industry and textiles. In this project Turner focused on the Heavy industries, more specifically the Steelworks, train building and mining.
She is wanting to bring back the memories of the area she is from and not let the heritage of these areas disappear from memories and known history. Stories need to be passed down and the heritage of any town and city needs to be kept alive and remembered and even cherished.
Being playful with her paint, both acrylic and oil paint, she produced images relating to this subject matter. Using mixed media she adds texture and relating materials to her work. The limited colour palette is part of her developing and unique style she is creating. This project idea then evolved into the Shadow of Hands project.