Vanda Carter

Dorset steel sculptures

The sculptures on this page are made from weathered steel collected on my favourite beach on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.


These rusty pieces may or may not be the last remnants of a section of a 'Mulberry Harbour', a floating platfrom used to move artillery and supplies from the Allied ships to the Normandy beaches for the D-Day landings in June 1944.

I like to think that this is true.


Scroll down to see, and click on each image to see a larger version.




Airlock 2198 site pic




Angel IMG_2136 site pic Empty Towers P2347 site pic

Empty Towers




About the wondering 2219 site pic

About the Wondering



Uncertainty 2146 site pic




Sentinel 2 IMGP3847web

Sentinel One: Waiting

IMG_2180 web crpd

Sentinel 1 (detail)


IMG_3384 planes LR


Sentinel 1 (June 2015)

Sentinel Two: Watching

Phoenix Hour IMG_3444 web

Phoenix Hour



Tree of Ignorance



Tree of Ignorance IMGP3945 (1) Read the story IMGP2416 white bg1 copy Sentinel Three Listening (Nov 2018)

Sentinel Three: Listening




"For there was never yet philosopher

That could endure the toothache patiently,

However they have writ the style of gods,

And made a push at chance and sufferance."


Much Ado About Nothing Act 5, scene 1, 35–38




Smile 140930220 Flotsam WB1web




Sentinel Trio

Wired 20210822_130938


Fool 20210822_131512 copy