I was thrilled and a little bit nervous to be asked to write an article about Hollywood Forest and my creative practice for the US Minding Nature journal over the summer. MINDING NATURE is a journal exploring conservation values and the practice of ecological democratic citizenship I have been following this fantastic multidisciplinary journal for…Read more The Hollywood Forest Story—Eco-Social Art Practice for the Symbiocene: a new article for US Minding Nature journal
Details of Cathy Fitzgerald's Reversing Silent Spring at Visual Carlow 2 July-16 Oct 2016 for the 9 Stone Artists' Possibilities of Place exhibition.
Recently I was away and was surprised to find myself on a two-hour boat trip down a large river, very early one morning. It was incredibly beautiful even though we couldn't see much. It was all white-grey mist, water, trees and birds appearing, then disappearing; watery, clouding-air endlessly cycling through trees and birds... A few…Read more it was misting
notes on a small conifer plantation being transformed to a mixed species, permanent forest
Over the last week or so, with an unusual spell of dry weather, I've been taking more night shots of my young Ash trees. The other night, after coming home late from a meeting, when driving into our small forest I noticed our mountain was on fire. Its the time of year that local farmers…Read more more ash night shots – fire and opera
.. the black space/ that creates the universe, would...' poet Deryn Rees-Jones 2008 I've often noticed the areas in my forest that are regenerating well; 'long live the weeds and the wildness yet'* that is so much a part of a healthy forest. If I look carefully and low down its hard not to miss…Read more the black space (resilience) of the ash night
Following on from my last post, the practicalities of employing close to nature-continuous cover forest management are centered on maximising and or imitating physical events that occur in forests: natural regeneration (of new tree seedlings) and tree death (in natural settings this may occur from wind damage or lightening). This type of forest management is…Read more practicalities: transformation of a conifer plantation to a forest