Charcoal drawings on paper

Project: Art Licks on North York Moors

In 2022, as part of a group residency with fellow AHH Studio Collective artists at Art Licks' residency space in Bransdale on the North York Moors, we engaged with the site and surrounding area through the lens of Herbert Read’s novel, ‘The Green Child’. This provided the opportunity to explore individual ideas and share responses.

Inspired by Read's account of first sensing the ‘patterns and atmospheres’ of life growing up nearby on his father’s farm, work began on a time lapse video that traced passages of light as they travelled through an agricultural building of interest on site. This informed a series of drawings made in response to gestural marks left on the fabric of the same building. The title comes from Read's poem 'Moon's Farm' that reflects on relationships with land.