Sunday, 24 April 2011

what be they?

the sun has shone for days....the forests looks amazing
the bluebells are out in places...but not quite at their best yet behind my house

i have been making another video

the story of a painting....a painting painted outside in the sunshine
a painting that ends up being hung in this gallery as part of my soon to open summerland show

the film maker is the talented woody morris...and this is the first film of his that i saw
moseley green - the story one man’s resilience to a changing forest

Moseley Green from woodrow morris on Vimeo.

my new video is coming soon,
as are lots of photos of the orchard i have been lucky enough to enjoy this spring

Monday, 18 April 2011

six little birds

i first read about maki and her 1000 birds for japan project on india's blog

6 little birds have flown into my forest....thank you maki
so beautifully made, and presented

and a poignant reminder not to forget

click here if you would like to read about the project

Sunday, 3 April 2011

yellow ribbons

here in the forest yellow ribbons appeared on trees...all sorts of different trees

not actually officially part of the hoof campaign to save the forest from the effect of proposed legislation
but it became a wide spread symbol of peoples discontent and protest

here is a painting i painted at the time its one of three and part of my 'summerland' solo show (more paintings here)

yellow ribbon 72x24 inches
mixed media on canvas

the yellow ribbons became the wood pigeons i see so often...flocks of them eating the acorns in the winter months

all but a very few of the ribbons were removed on febuary 19th at a victory day celebrating a temporary reprieve

but these are still here

attached to one of the roadside memorials of which sadly there are more

i see it most makes me think