Earth Writings: Irish ecosocial art practices with Bogs, Forest, Fields, Gardens

I am delighted to share that a book that has evolved from an ongoing innovative artists-academic project and conversations, launched in 2019, called Earth Writings is available to purchase from this site. I was invited to contribute to this project (with work from my ongoing ecosocial art practice, The Hollywood Forest Story) along with other…Read more Earth Writings: Irish ecosocial art practices with Bogs, Forest, Fields, Gardens

Whose Woods These Are: Wendell Berry’s A Good Forest economy–with Cathy Fitzgerald

Poster by Helen McDonnell The following is the 2nd post in which I reflect on Wendell Berry's ideas of a 'Good Forest Economy'– from an essay he wrote in 1995 (the reason why I chose to discuss Wendell's forest ideas are in the previous post here). https://videopress.com/v/ZLvfb9mh?preloadContent=metadata My talk for the Arboreal Book Club for…Read more Whose Woods These Are: Wendell Berry’s A Good Forest economy–with Cathy Fitzgerald

‘Reflecting again on Wendell Berry’s– ‘the forest is the basis of a culture’

This is the first of two posts (my talk recording is in the 2nd post here) reflecting on ideas from writer-philosopher-poet Wendell Berry that influenced my art-forest-policy work over the last two decades. The next post details the odd coincidence in that I have been invited by curators to talk about a forest text that…Read more ‘Reflecting again on Wendell Berry’s– ‘the forest is the basis of a culture’