EARTH EYE

TREMENHEERE SCULPTURE GARDENS

 

On 27 July 2021, words inspired by the subject of natural recovery and written by artist, Penny Florence, were ‘scorched’ into a sloping area of short grass at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens.

 

The words appeared over a couple of days following the 'branding' as the grass dies and alters from green to black. Over the following weeks; the time it takes for the grass to recover, the poem transitioned from black to brown, back to green, until finally disappearing once recovery is complete.

 

The action of scorching the words was documented by film during their transition and subsequent recovery.

WATCH THE 'MAKING OF' FILM HERE

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SOUTHCOMBE BARN

In Autumn 2021, a beautiful quote by Murasaki Shikibu, and from 'The Tale of Genji' ; (understood to be the first ever novel), was scorched into a sloping area of wild grass at Southcombe Barn on Dartmoor.

The quote, 'Autumn is no time to lie alone' was spaced so that the word alone was accompanied by a blanket, inviting visitors and guests to take a moment to enjoy the seasonal change of Autumn.

As the quote recovered, Autumn leaves fell onto the words, partly obscuring them, until finally disappearing completely beneath the new grass.

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