Collaborations

The Foragers: honeybees The initial research with French artist Anne Maurange took the form of a series of small studies, realised on a daily basis over several weeks, gathered and gleaned like a forage. The studies were exhibited inside an environmental centre in Normandy called La Maison du Paysage. Outside, pieces of wood were used to represent the wings of the bees. The marks on this wood were made with fire, either engraved or by using a blowtorch. They suggested the incessant vibration of the worker bees inside the shadowy light of the beehive and the forage and the swarm in the changing atmosphere of the natural world Dark Fire White Fire This collaboration with Ilinca Cantacuzino at All Saints Church was part of Dulwich Open House. The installation used charred and living wood and paper structures to play with the constantly changing light in the church and also referenced the church’s own particular history of fire. For workshops on making charcoal visit www.woodlandskills.com