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Brighter notes and getting my teeth in

This week’s been a little better though not without its frustrations. A big step forward was that (thanks to a contact through my Airbnb hosts) I was able to meet with the guy who manages all the city’s gardeners. It […]

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Trials and errors and blocks

(This was originally a much longer post venting a huge load of frustration…) Last week was a very up and down week, with some major frustrations and some more exciting openings, as well as (some of the time) being able […]

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Moving on, moving around, not moving

I’ve been here 2 weeks now, and I’m beginning to get more of a feel for how I, at least, relate to the trees here, feeling like I am actually meeting some of them and getting more of a sense […]

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Untitled blog post from "Trees in the city"

As I walk around the city centre and other areas, I’m still feeling disturbed by how unloved the trees seem to be, and how it’s sometimes hard to feel their presence even though there are so many of them. It’s […]

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Where from, where to

This project has grown out of a longer project I began in 2018, the Street Tree Twinning Project (STTP). I’d been wanting to do some work around street trees for a long time – living in London, they are a […]

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Trees in the city

A practice research residency in Grenoble exploring street trees and how humans relate to them

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Slightly out of sorts

The August joint drawing session didn’t happen partly due to timetable pressure but also, with Greg unable to make it as he is so busy, I wasn’t feeling too great, though Joanna and I did make it to the park […]

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Going for shapes

Short session today but focused! Greg is keen to develop 3-D work on how trees relate to each other – all about how each tree interacts with the others dependent on its shape , colour, placing, and size.  So I […]

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Keeping up the momentum

With Greg really busy working on a commission, we decided to keep the momentum going on the project by extending the invitation to draw to other artists; so today (18 June 2019) I went out drawing with artist, Joanna Jones. […]

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Two trees

This time it was Greg’s turn to “pick a tree” and he wanted to explore the relationship between trees growing near each other. The weather was terrible but we braved the rain and incorporated it into the work, though did […]

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Trees

A collaborative project with Greg Stobbs

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A gentle stroll in the woods

We have been down the woods a few times recently. Looking at the colours and enjoying the walk not thinking much just experiencing the landscape. Fred is off searching and I’m just looking at the trees in a strange ‘semi […]

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Tree stories

What  a difference two weeks makes; the sun was out this time and the tulips were glorious; the magnolias were still in bloom with the bold shapes of their fallen petals covering the grass. I walked around taking photos again and was greeted by […]

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Too hot to print!

As today is meant to be the hottest day of the year I decide to vacate the studio and head to the woods with my sketch book.  I need to keep an eye on the ash trees before the deadly […]

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Tree Portraits

Portraits of trees etched onto paper made from their own leaves. An exciting collaboration between two printmakers.

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