Brancaster shows the love for the planet

Sand art in the shape of a heart

A local artist has created a piece of sand art in the shape of a heart on the beach at Brancaster as part of the 'Show The Love' campaign on climate change.

Artists, Liz McGowan, Jessica Perry, Antonia Soto and friends created the human heart-shaped sculpture to raise awareness of the things they love but could lose to climate change.

The Norfolk Coast has been affected by a changing climate, with the floods at Brancaster Activity Centre in 2013 highlighted in the recent Forecast Changeable report. It also found that it is likely to see a greater number of floods which are more intense in nature.

Work on the sand installation for #Showthelove gets underway
A group of people helping to create a heart shape on the sand at Brancaster Beach
Work on the sand installation for #Showthelove gets underway

This piece expresses a love for the processes that sustain us - the constant ebb and flow of the natural world.

" In it the sea becomes the blood of the heart. But there is also a note of warning, the incoming tide first fills the heart, then overwhelms it. If we carry on exploiting her, nature will take us back into our original salty element. We will undergo a sea-change that won't be of our choosing. "
- Liz McGowan
Organised by The Climate Coalition – a group of over 100 organisations including the National Trust, Christian Aid, RSPB, WWF, Greenpeace, CAFOD, WI and Oxfam – Show The Love is part of an ongoing effort to encourage world leaders to shift to 100% clean energy within a generation to protect the people, places and life we love from climate change.
The Show The Love campaign’s inspirational film - ‘I Wish For You...’, - is written by former children’s Laureate and ‘War Horse’ author, Michael Morpurgo and stars actors Jeremy Irons and Maxine Peake, with music written by Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman.