…. it is taking shape its own way ……? I have had this particular idea bubbling away in my head for about 8 or 9 years - ever since Robert and I bought Hawkcombe Cottage.
LARGE MAP - acrylic on paper 1.5 x 1.25 ?nearly finished state.
I have long wanted to describe the Journey from our old house in Frenchmill Lane to what was a building site and is now our home.
SQUARE MAP 50 X 60 mixed media/paper
All of us are on a journey of course and the external can be a symbol for the internal. So in a literal and metaphorical sense this idea has long been with me!
The actual catalyst was the practical need to be able to identify the field where a cow or sheep was needing attention came to a head and I began with doing a map for Compton Abbas and Twyford Villages with the field names - I am gathering contributions from various people who know the local landscape well - I have already a sense that the names of the fields change over the years.
I will be taking the maps to the Village Hall on the morning of Saturday December 7 to show people and to gather more names.