Tag Archives: Woodlands

Gaming

Pre-occupied with other projects, today was the first time in a while ‘my glade’ sprung to mind, perhaps because during an early walk I saw a scattering of cones on my path as if the woods were playing a haphazard … 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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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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Non-native Species

The grounds of the estate host many exotics in amongst the natives. And for a few days this week, there were two more than usual to be spotted wandering paths, admiring views and sticking noses into mosses; basically turning up … Continue reading

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In the Open

This week my base is ‘the glade’, I’m working up close to the smell of sap from fresh-cut leaves, stepping back to inspect my progress, each footfall is cushioned in a plush carpet of leaf mould and moss, the mottled … Continue reading

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Moss Witch

“Moss Witches prefer oak woods and particularly those where over 20,000 years ago the great grinding glaciers pushed large chunks of rock into apparently casual heaps and small bright streams leap through the trees.” Sara Maitland describes the Moss Witch’s … Continue reading

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Sara Maitland, Gossip from the Forest:

“May is the magic month in the greenwood. Gradually, through its bright four weeks, the roof of the forest thickens into summer density, the fan-vaulting of winter branches filling in and blurring with leaf dance. There is a mysterious brightness, … Continue reading

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