I'm trying to resist rushing into my aa2a project at Derby University and have allowed myself until the turn of the year to sit with and consider my developing ideas. I've spent a number of enjoyable and chilly hours drawing and photographing hedgerows and pathways, and photographing stone walls to draw later.
Today I visited Alison Uttley's birthplace for the third time, drawing and redrawing a pathway by the boundary of the farm, I spent time walking the hawthorn hedgerows and stone walls near the farm house. Drawing allows time to pause, think, to look, notice and understand these boundaries that inspire me. The notion of boundary is important within my evolving ideas, a physical barrier representing safety and respect.
Overgrown hawthorn hedge near Bakewell
Hedgerow near Bakewell
Stone wall boundary Castle Top Farm
Wall and path boundary at castle Top Farm
Stone wall Castle Top Farm