Shadows and substance – a walk in Harridge Wood

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Mendip Road, Stoke Saint Michael, Radstock, Somerset, UK

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Harridge Woods on the Mendip Hills are somewhere I have walked for the last 30 years and know well. It has many histories embedded in its earth. Sadly there is ash die-back in the woods, so I avoided going into these areas. I walked, drew, wrote, thought, photographed, and filmed. The result is a series of images and a film with text as I search for a woman called Frances Allen who once lived there.
It also responds to the words of activist/writer/educator/artist Alan Gussow:
‘The catalyst that converts any physical location – any environment if you will – into a place, is the process of experiencing deeply. A place is a piece of a whole environment that has been claimed by feelings.’

Janette Kerr

Janette Kerr

Janette Kerr RWA is a visual artist working primarily with drawing and painting. She is a Visiting Research Fellow in Fine Art at UWE. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, her paintings are held in private and public collections. Drawn to extreme per...

Near Mendip Road, Stoke Saint Michael, Radstock, Somerset, UK

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