Sound Mirror 03
Spectacular remnants of a dead-end technology, the three concrete “listening ears” at Denge near Dungeness in Kent are the best known of the various early warning acoustic mirrors built along the Kent and Sussex coast. Now just sculptural relics, the sound mirrors were intended to provide early warning of enemy aeroplanes (or airships) approaching Britain across the English Channel before the development of radar. Minimal, bold and architectural pieces are Ben's speciality. With minimal colour and angular details his works are famous throughout East Sussex where they grace the walls of many an elegant home. this study of Rye Windmill is a particularly striking example of Bens expert handling of oils with palette knives. This study of a Sound mirror at Denge Marsh is a particularly striking example of Bens expert handling of oils with palette knives. Original Painting by Ben Fenton. Oil on Board.