‘tools of forestation’
Following a Croft Residency in 2019, a series of dramatic tonal oil paintings, circular poems and ink drawings were created. The forest at the croft is gradually being blown down by the westerly winds. I involved myself in chopping and sawing up the fallen trees for firewood to burn both indoors and out. This immersion within the forest has resulted in painting aspects of both the natural forms of the forest and the man made tools used within it. A series of oil painting were exhibited at the SSA ‘Time Spent with Trees’ at the Meffan Gallery.