After two years of work, Kay Syrad and I finally opened our show of the work we have been making, about 3 farms in Dorset for The Art and Climate Change organisation – Cape Farewell. The work is centred around a Leather bound A2 sized book, of which there are 3 copies. Text is from Kay Syrad and the visual element is mine. We buried 100 sheets of 300 gms Snowden paper in the soil of one of the farms for ten months. This mineral encrusted and battered paper was then mono-printed with images of 60 plants taken from a cubit of turf from the same farm. The book sits in a case and it is possible to leaf through the pages on screen. A paperback version published by Cape Farewell and Little Toller books is available for £12 from:

From this book six framed works on the same paper with the same plant prints emerged, together with the the top several sheets, which welded together, look like the earth itself. These and a woven map work are the framed pieces from the earth. The people; the farmers are visible in the four large hanging portraits, made up from the photographic images and layered handwriting.

The Fine Foundation Gallery has to be one of the most beautiful spaces in the UK and one of the best kept secrets too. Perched on Durleston Head and integrated into Durleston Castle, It is a light and beautiful space, where visitors can wander out to the clifftop and stare out to sea,  to the white cliffs of the Isle of Wight and see Peregrin Falcons gliding by.

The show runs for two weeks and ends on 31st August. It is hoped the show will travel elsewhere.

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