Tag Archives: Growth

State of Play

The rhodi’s are growing, the terminal buds opening into leaves – not the flowers I had anticipated. The pink tip opens to momentarily form a crown of ‘petals’ around the pale soft baby leaves within. I cut some. The phrase … Continue reading

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Looking Different

I’m thinking about slowing down, normally associated with ‘getting old’ – check – but in this instance taking more time to really look. The artwork is slow-burn and needs ‘different’ eyes to process its qualities (which are partly about just … Continue reading

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Cycles

I’m trawling back through photos and note-books, re-visiting first thoughts from the early days of the residency. It feels like scuffling the leaves of a forest floor revealing nuggets that were overlaid then forgotten. Regeneration and cycles within nature are … Continue reading

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“…pine woods have a strange habit of wandering…”

I love that sentence from Sara Maitland’s “Gossip from the Forest”. Her explanation is that you cannot coppice or pollard Scots pines. Cut they are killed, they will not regenerate on their old roots and the seeds tend not to … Continue reading

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