Land Art at West Dean College with Dan Lobb
As I gathered the mown grass, I made a meandering path.
When the wheelbarrow was full, I left a mound of ‘hay’ that needed to be stepped over. These mounds gave the walker an opportunity to pause, rather like the turns in a labyrinth.
These are two of my fellow students who kindly let me video them as they walked.
You can see A’s art on Instagram here: @aprilyasamee
T’s art on Instagram here : @aweworks
I had only collected 2 barrow loads at the time this video was taken. By the end of the process, I had gathered 9 barrow loads of ‘hay’.
When the project was finished, I walked the ‘River of Hay’ and at each mound spoke of something I was grateful for, before stepping over it.
Gentle tears were falling as I neared the end.
Spending time in a place where all facets of creativity are deeply and profoundly supported is an experience I wish for everyone. Soul food!