To celebrate the 25th Mazey Day in Penzance, I worked with Mounts Bay Academy students to reproduce my re-imagined tin miner I had originally made in 2000 at Geevor tin mine. I still had the head and, although tatty with holes and all the split pea rivets eaten by mice, it was easily renovated and upgraded.
The whole thing was made over two weeks at Mounts Bay Academy, on a trolley base I designed and made especially for street processional sculpture – similar to the ones I made for the Lafrowda Festival in 2003, and still used annually.
The original sculpture was a back-pack puppet and was carried on Mazey Day 2000 by Graham Waldron.
Images by Niki Groves.