The Stang

I came across this scene of devastation in Stang Forest (good name) on the Durham/Yorkshire border. A large area of forest had been felled and cleared leaving a desolate landscape reminiscent of the shattered woodlands of WW1 battlefields. The huge machine that had been used to clear the debri was parked up on its transporter nearby.

 

One Thousandth Ghost Tree

To mark the finishing of the 1000th drawing for the One Thousand Ghost Trees installation for the Oriental Museum. Also on my worktop – Observing Orbits, a book of carpet pages, variations on birds eyes in the Observers Book of Birds (ink and collage), satisfying my latest obsession with collecting the patterns found inside envelopes and the ends off cardboard packets.