Monday, 18 April 2016

Art in the Woods - samples

Making Poppets to watch over the ruins. They will be made out of rubbish abandoned in the woods, each one also containing a little treasure from the woodland, then wrapped with nettle yarn.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

My next project is about the edgelands, decay and recovery.

In the words of Paul Evans,
'I love flowers in the ruins; Nature reclaims our most audacious works and they disintegrate, becoming colonised by plants and animals.  I love the romance of decay.  Ruins have tearful edges, a melancholy which persists in places once cherished, alive, lived in, now desolate. Their stones, bricks, slates and concrete hold a recording of all that happened there and plays back to me like a distant gramophone.  Ruins have a residual life absorbed by water and earth; they are a becoming. Rot is beautiful.'
From Field Notes from the Edge - Journeys through Britain's Wilderness