I grew up in Yorkshire surrounded by the majestic trees of Sunnydale woods. Working in and among trees is something I have loved ever since but during the isolating lockdowns spending time with them felt essential. The sense of grounding and calm they provided impelled me to begin deepening that relationship. So, last Autumn, I returned to Sunnydale with photographer Laura Mate to immerse myself in that landscape once again.
Another focus for my exploration of movement in nature were the ancient beech trees of Epping forest. I experimented with embodiment through mask and costume, using bark, branches and other materials from the forest floor. I was joined by Video artist and photographer Andrew Davies for this project.