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).

‘A Plastic Ocean’ – North Devon Arts Summer Exhibition

ClimateCultures – creative conversations for the Anthropocene  is a fast-growing online organisation where all kinds of artists, researchers and curators can connect with each other to explore and discuss the many complex problems relating to climate change and environmental issues, … Continue reading

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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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