Colin makes tracks to tell story of the ages

Colin Story with his work Trackway of the Trades (Legacy of James Price Point).
Colin Story with his work Trackway of the Trades (Legacy of James Price Point).

It is this area and the nearby James Price Point that has inspired South Fremantle artist Colin Story’s inaugural piece for the upcoming Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at Cottesloe Beach next month.

His piece Trackway of the Trades (Legacy of James Price Point) is a collection of slabs made from cement and red oxide that aims to tell a historical story.

‘It is reflective on our current activities because we are actively engaged in WA in the mining industry and we all have a lot of benefits from that but there are also consequences,’ he said.

‘I’m trying to make a point that we are creating a history that people of the future will look back on.

‘The idea of the human footprint is the transposition of the dinosaur footprint tracks that run through there at low tide.

‘Just like we look at that for our history, people in the future can look back at what we’re doing now. It’s the creation of a future archaeology.’

The Sculpture by the Sea exhibition is at Cottesloe Beach from March 7 to 24.