Category Archives: Environmental Art

incl land art, nature art, eco and environmental art. Plus site-specific and ephemeral art when related to the natural environment.

(Although strictly speaking not part of the original Land Art movement, I am following the popular use of the term ‘land art’, to include all forms of ephemeral, temporary, site-specific or nature art that is made in the natural environment – as well as more durable works).

Root and Branch

Here are some photos of the first iteration of  the ‘new work’. Hoping to do more this week if I can find the time… and if we get some decent weather! I am planning to make a continuing project, titled: … Continue reading

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Fleeting Moments in the October Woods

Arriving in Bucks Valley Woods, I switch off the car engine, and relax. Each time I come here, I notice changes. It all seems to happen so quickly. Particularly at this time of year, the autumn season, it seems even … Continue reading

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‘Empty Nest’

So I went back to  Northam Burrows the other day on a bright sunny morning, and made Empty Nest as an expression of my connection with a particular place at  particular moment in time. It’s made with driftwood, now strewn … Continue reading

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Recurring Themes

Again and again I return to these woods. This place has become part of my inner infrastructure.  Yet I know everything is subject to change, moment by moment – and I know, for one reason or another, that one day … Continue reading

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Turning Point

As a member of AiNIN (Artists in Nature International), I was invited to create a site-specific piece on 29th November 2015, the eve of COP21 (the Paris Climate Conference) in support of the conference’s aims.  Artists around the world were … Continue reading

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Art in the Autumn Woods

I stood in a shower of leaves that came clattering down like heavy raindrops. Later on I saw them gliding through the air like a flock of birds. I gathered up some of the brightest yellow ones as I wandered… and … Continue reading

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Gallery 2014

I hope you enjoy this selection of snapshots from my wanderings and short-lived works last year! I have briefly captioned some of them. Uncaptioned ones are likely to be from my local area of Northam, on the North Devon coast. Of course, I … Continue reading

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Bluebell Stalks

(extracted from my field notes) A day in the woods, making work with  dead bluebell stalks that I had found in their hundreds lying all over the area… Brought photo kit, but no string, and no brush (to mark and … Continue reading

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Les Phonies Bergères – intro to the full Page (see menu above).

See the top menu (just above here) for the full Page write-up on my recent land art residency for Les Phonies Bergères  – it was a fairly short but intense experience of living close to the land in a small close-knit community in … Continue reading

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Time and Tide

Cley next the Sea is a village which hundreds of years ago was a bustling port by the North Sea along Britain’s North Norfolk coast. Over history, there has been a process of silting up, causing this medieval port to … Continue reading

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