Sunday, 21 January 2018

Stephen Moss speaks of the Edgelands

“All these places may appear very different from one another, yet they have one crucial thing in common: none of them were originally created as a home for wildlife.  Instead we designed and made them for our own needs and requirements.  But in doing so we took them out of the farmed countryside, thus inadvertently preventing them from being sprayed, mown and generally improved – an agricultural euphemism which for wildlife, ironically, means the very opposite of what it implies.  So, without ever meaning to we have created a huge chain of accidental nature reserves: unplanned and unintended yet vital for the survival of all sorts of wild creatures.”

My work is a celebration of nature’s power to fight back and a plea for these places to be left in peace.

Exhibition at South Square

Monday, 24 April 2017

Edgelands work in progress

   busy  constructing 3D pieces

Sunday, 11 December 2016


things that speak of place
Holmfirth Branch Line Berry Banks

Edge Combing

Holmfirth Branch Line Berry Banks

Edge Combing

Holmfirth Branch Line Berry Banks

Friday, 17 June 2016

Clowning Around, Cophurst Holme Styes Woods

Like children that once lived here the poppets are out to play, they’ve come out to see what’s going on, to watch over their wilderness. Usually safely hidden in the nooks and crannies of the derelict buildings, they observe and record the secrets of this space.  As nature reclaims the abandoned habitation the poppets look out for the wild things as they quietly go about their business.  The untidy corners matter, here nature mends and the wild things make their homes in this no man’s land, it’s nature’s land where the poppets play.

Installation in Art in the Woods Holmfirth Arts Festival