Man in the Woods
I am an artist and I make artefacts that tell the strange story of rural Britain.
In 2018 I began my Friday Walk, which has become the ongoing research that informs my work.
One Friday, I left home and walked 18km out into the countryside, had a pint of ale at a village pub and got the bus home.
The following Friday I took the bus back to that pub and carried on walking.
Every week since then (when there's not a pandemic on) I've taken a bus or train (or both) to where my previous walk ended, and continued my journey around the English countryside.
It’s not about visiting beauty spots, conquering peaks, or hiking long trails, but walking: gently moving through fields and woods, along footpaths and green lanes that are hundreds, often thousands, of years old; slowly getting to know the land around me, and embedding myself in the landscape.