Tag Archives: Note-book

The Green

Leaves sliced, stumps charred, moss, logs and leaf-litter lifted and shifted; we are almost there, almost ready for the official launch. But where is ‘there’? The site hasn’t got a name. On first visiting I wrote ‘Jo’s Rhodi’s’ in my … 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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Desire Lines

With note-books bulging, ideas badly in need of an edit and the ‘nub’ of the artwork still not found, I went walking with a Ranger. As we talked, walked and ultimately climbed, instead of materials and ideas percolating out, I … 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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