My working code

My working code of practice –

Hi all, a few things about me and my working practice. I am very conscious of the environment around me and take into consideration many things when deciding to make a piece of work. This code that I work to now has developed over time as my understanding of my surroundings grows. It wasn’t always the case, but it is now.

1. I don’t take stones away from their habitat.
2. If working in a popular resort, that welcomes and relies on tourism, I have no issues of moving stones around on a beach, they move 2 twice a day with the tide anyway. Where possible I collect stones from gathered piles, so not partially buried stones if I can avoid it.
3. If I plan to work in a more sensitive site, I check. For example, last week I went to Spurn Point a nature reserve. I contacted them first to firstly see if they objected, and secondly asked about any considerations. I took on board that advice. They were though, very keen that I went there to work.
4. In woodlands, If you look at my work, you’ll see that the majority (90% ish) is created directly on existing paths. I don’t want to go trampling flora in the pursuit of making work. The majority of the 10% that is off path, is created in public parks.
5. I don’t (I have in the past) work in flowing water. Its a personal thing, but I can see the impact on displacement in this situation and don’t particularly see the benefit in me doing so.
6. I don’t over populate environments with loads of installations. I make a piece of work, which often when finished, will last no longer than a couple of hours (often less).

I sure my code will develop further over time, but that is how I go about things now.

J xx

Land Art experiences for schools and groups

Land Art experiences for schools and groups –

Following the work I did with Faceless Arts on Art Comes Naturally and the current work I’m doing with Todwick Primary, I really want to develop further my school work.  Witnessing how much children get from the opportunity to explore the outdoors and create artwork using foraged materials has been very rewarding.

I have very reasonable rates for my Land Art experience days and can taylor activities around the schools requirements in terms of numbers, so please share and get in touch if you’d like more details.

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