Part of the Norfolk Way Art Trail, Honing Passage by Studio Sabine, is created from two offset glass surfaces that reference the history of the area and the movement of railway carriages that used to travel on nearby tracks. Forming a void, the space between the panels, or ‘passage’, is designed to encourage interaction from visitors, as they are invited to fully immerse themselves in colour and reflection. A unique place for the community to interact, reflect and enjoy nature, the passage embraces the beauty of the local landscape, framing the surroundings through a unique lens.
Community photography workshops were held around the Honing Station area by the Norfolk-based photographer, Debby Besford. Participants were invited to take photos of the beautiful natural bright colours that they encountered along the tracks of the old railway line. A photograph from the workshops, selected by the artists, has been used to inform the colour palette of the final design of Honing Passage.
Outside of the passage, the mirrored surfaces reflect their environment without alteration, seamlessly blending the piece into nature. Inside, the walls act as lenses, filtering all it reflects through layers of colour.
The artwork is activated by the seasons, offering a new way to look at the natural site and its ever-changing state. Its vibrant colours are taken from photographs of the area by members of the community and offer a great contrast with the site, especially during the winter season.
The other artworks which form the Norfolk Way Art Trail are Iron Reef at Reedham Ferry Inn, Flock at Diss Mere, Interval at Eastbourne Place in Norwich and Flint at Norwich Arts Centre