Forests, fields, rivers and the sky: nature’s most important feature is it’s openess. There are no boundaries, one can disappear in it. Even seemingly impenetrable forests or labyrinthical footpaths open their ways to us if we carefully listen to their language. Nature may feel like an impenetrable knot, a place too difficult to understand. It did to me for a long time, as I was born and raised as a city girl. The digital age only added to that feeling of alienation. But breathing the fresh air and hearing the leaves rustle, I envisioned an open knot sculpture, woven as lace with willow. It is open from the top to the bottom, letting the sky in and move through the tube to the earth.
(Commisioned work, Yorkshire, UK 2020)