I am delighted to be able to say that Nymans; A Language from the Garden has been received well and is being enjoyed by visitors to the Nymans Garden in West Sussex and by people who have downloaded the Nymans font.
At the end of 2016 I made a work for the Barn in Banchory where I am resident and where the ‘soil laboratory’ is taking place. This is one of many ‘Dear Nature’ letters I have been writing over the last couple of years and continue to write. Each character of the letter is written into a soil bowl. The soils bowls were installed for a couple days as a wall based work. Then there were taken into a large scots pine forest and left as a permanent work. It is always exciting to think of people on occasion happening across this thought in the forest.
In the autumn 2016 my work, Birches and Berries, came to end. This long and intense work sought to grow berries of all sorts between silver birch trees in a large hydroponic tent. It was good to visit the installation once a week and to be part of its maintenance as the trees and berry bushes grew. As with many of my works I was never sure if I would be able to harvest fruits from the installation. As it turned out I was, and it was exciting to be harvesting inside a gallery.