For A Mountain Is A Mountain I brought together materials gathered in the Outwoods near Loughborough with material gathered whilst travelling around the Atlantic Archipelago. The process of gathering the material is based on felt response to material around me in the world. Things thing out of the worlding world and I—as part of them—try and respond. Collecting in the woods felt quite bodily; I considered what right I have to remove things (rocks and wood) from their ecosystem and was thankfully limited by my body – there is only a certain amount I can carry. The world of things in nature are there despite human presence and I want to carefully consider my right use their material aspects, to be gentle in the way I make and to appreciate the complexity of interactions that though luck and chance we are embedded in. I have used cord and knots to create temporary bonds between the materials I am using; with the idea that my sculptures can be dismantled and the materials returned, to rot in to the earth. Some I keep because they feel significant and I can reuse and recombine them in to different forms in the future.