At the weekend, we visited Crawick Multiverse, a land art installation in Dumfries and Galloway designed by Charles Jencks.
We were relatively close by because we were visiting friends in Strathaven. Alex doesn’t miss an opportunity to see some art, so we made the journey that bit further south.
Just a couple of weeks on from Charles Jencks’ death, it also seemed fitting to visit it on its last open day of the season.
Crawick Multiverse is sited on a former open cast coal mine that had been abandoned for 30 years. Charles Jencks first visited the site in 2005, and the Multiverse was finally opened in 2015.
As well as Jencks’ trademark life mounds, the Multiverse contains a range of installations evoking stone circles, with names referencing astronomical objects like galaxies and comets.
There is a new-age cosmological vibe to the place.
The Multiverse is not quite as well-maintained as other Jencks works I have visited, like Jupiter Artland.
But it is nevertheless a stunning visit. Massively ambitious, Crawick Multiverse goes above and beyond the life mounds you may have seen in and around Edinburgh.