THE HOLLYWOOD FOREST STORY – ONGOING SINCE 2008: An eco-social art practice and doctoral research for the art & ecology field


Hollywood, a Close-to-Nature continuous cover forest growing under the Blackstairs Mountains, South County Carlow, Ireland. It is also the muse and site of my long-term (since 2008), transversal eco-social art practice.

The story of Hollywood forest tells how we are turning our small (2 acre) 24-year-old monoculture conifer plantation into an ecologically & economically sustainable continuous cover FOREST.

It is an ongoing transversal eco-social art practice; told in images, short films & conversations between myself, Close-to-Nature foresters, our local community & online audiences.

See the Hollywood Forest story at