My thinking about walking continues, however there has been a re-focussing, taking me from wider views to details; from landscapes to objects.
Forward Footing is a new project by Miles and Dacombe. Developing from my work in collaboration with Carole Miles, we are now creating a Landscape Intervention Kit - a means of interacting with your landscape creatively by introducing new elements into it. We'll be trialling elements of this idea over the next few months.
|Intervention as part of Refractal, Kings Wood, Corby, Northamptonshire, 2014|
One of Miles and Dacombe's own interventions is represented in The Art of Walking exhibition, currently on at The Museum in the Park in Stroud, Gloucestershire. A diverse collection of artists responding to walking are shown. You can read the catalogue here.
|Bones of the Chillingham cattle, 2013|
How has a project about bones come out of a walking practice? I have tried to explain some of this in an article I've written for Unofficial Britain, you can read it here: Found Things.
I will be continuing work on The Reliquary Project this autumn. This opens up a whole new world for me, and nicely consolidates some of my ideas about the layers of history and time periods that exist within our landscapes, with ideas about objects. It also gives me the chance to make some objects of my own. I wonder how this will change my practice further.