The twig bundles are slipped into the hole in the table.
Hard cores wrapped
with soft bindings.
With support it can be possible
to find balance and connection
space to think, make, do, disappear.
WILD PROJECTSCurated by
Artist and Sudborough Green Lodge Coordinator, Sophie Cullinan, Wild
Projects are opportunities for artists to use the Lodge and the space around
it, to meet, experiment with new ideas and to learn from each other’s skills,
knowledge and experience. Events take
place four times a year.
Fermynwoods Contemporary Art invites expressions of
interest from artists of all disciplines for the celebration of Apple Dayin a uniquely beautiful, remote
countryside location in East Northamptonshire, 2 miles from civilisation.
Blessed with an abundance of apples since the
wassailing of our trees last year, this is an opportunity to propose site
responsive work, performances or any other form of work in any way you choose
centred around the theme. Proposals for group activities particularly welcome.
Test 1 - Wrapped and Buried
Thinking about something hard wrapped inside something soft
The Horse Chestnut - Aesculus hippocastanum
Status - near threatened, population decreasing
The apple - soft flesh, hard pips
I gathered apple and horse chestnut twigs, made bundles of three - the horse chestnut casing splits into three. Three can be considered lucky. Three can be tricky to balance. I wrapped each bundle with a band of felt and a contrasting piece of wool. I gathered more conkers, apples, twigs, put an apple in the bottom of a glass, put all the twigs both wrapped and leafy in the glass then balanced a conker in it's case on top of another apple. I buried the glass in a mound of hard core and placed more conkers. Much was buried, much was too complicated. Start again.