“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.