BOUNDARY STONES PROJECT 2013
This project is a work-in-progress relating to the landscape close to where I live. In 2010, a series of 18 boundary stones were placed around the Parish to celebrate a long family association with the village. The stones function on many levels; they are a memorial, a celebration of life, they re-mark old boundaries, and provide a marking point in time, place and history.
It is the contemporary placing of the stones around the village boundary, whose history goes back a 1,000 years that captured my imagination. Despite having only been in situ for three years, many of the stones resemble ancient monoliths to a distant time. Some provide viewing points to survey the landscape while others fulfil the traditional role of marking the Parish boundaries.
So far I've been making drawings of the stones. I see this as a long term project and intend to further develop the project using painting and printmaking methods. In putting the images together in this way gives a unique view of the Parish as well as the rural and coastal idyll it encompasses.