Fertility Egg (Cradle) — Stone egg from Hillockhead beach, fallen branches from the Outwoods, paracordFertility Egg (Cradle) — Stone egg from Hillockhead beach, fallen branches from the Outwoods, paracord
Fertility Egg (Cradle) (detail) — Stone egg from Hillockhead beach, fallen branches from the Outwoods, paracordFertility Egg (Cradle) (detail) — Stone egg from Hillockhead beach, fallen branches from the Outwoods, paracord

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.

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Things Thing from the Worlding World (Thyrsus) (detail) — Pine cone from Fulmer, fallen branches and stone from the Outwoods, paracord, found ceramic.Things Thing from the Worlding World (Thyrsus) (detail) — Pine cone from Fulmer, fallen branches and stone from the Outwoods, paracord, found ceramic.
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Things Thing from the Worlding World (Thyrsus) (detail) — Pine cone from Fulmer, fallen branches and stone from the Outwoods, paracord, found ceramic.Things Thing from the Worlding World (Thyrsus) (detail) — Pine cone from Fulmer, fallen branches and stone from the Outwoods, paracord, found ceramic.
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Things Thing from the Worlding World (Thyrsus) (detail) — Pine cone from Fulmer, fallen branches and stone from the Outwoods, paracord, found ceramic.Things Thing from the Worlding World (Thyrsus) (detail) — Pine cone from Fulmer, fallen branches and stone from the Outwoods, paracord, found ceramic.
Things Thing from the Worlding World (Thyrsus) — Pine cone from Fulmer, fallen branches and stone from the Outwoods, paracord, found ceramic.Things Thing from the Worlding World (Thyrsus) — Pine cone from Fulmer, fallen branches and stone from the Outwoods, paracord, found ceramic.
Fertility Egg (Cradle) — Stone egg from Hillockhead beach, fallen branches from the Outwoods, paracordFertility Egg (Cradle) — Stone egg from Hillockhead beach, fallen branches from the Outwoods, paracord
Fertility Egg (Cradle) — Stone egg from Hillockhead beach, fallen branches from the Outwoods, paracordFertility Egg (Cradle) — Stone egg from Hillockhead beach, fallen branches from the Outwoods, paracord
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Kin (Knotted Together / A Vast Deposit of Bones and Stones)
 — Hag stones from Crakaig beach, mussel shell from Gare Loch, 5000 year old Irish bog oak, paracordKin (Knotted Together / A Vast Deposit of Bones and Stones)
 — Hag stones from Crakaig beach, mussel shell from Gare Loch, 5000 year old Irish bog oak, paracord
Maenad— Fallen branches from the Outwoods, paracord, ceramicsMaenad— Fallen branches from the Outwoods, paracord, ceramics
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Imaginary Standing Stone — Pencil on paperImaginary Standing Stone — Pencil on paper
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