It seems that you did – I have had the most activity on my website this week that I have had for many months. Were you all hanging on to know what has been going on?
The truth is that I have been hard at it all week trying to get work ready for Kew Gardens. I want to have a really good body of work and, whilst it was all under construction before my trip to Canada, the finishing is a lengthy process. I have no images of work yet because I didn’t want to do snap shots and it has been more important to get the work ready.
I am particularly looking forward to responses to my ‘piece de resistance’ though: the Beverly Brook vessel. Beverley Brook runs through Richmond Park, one of my favorite places on earth. My Dad calls it his third lung! Poets Corner, within the gardens of Pembroke Lodge was restored partly with money collected in memory of my mum. I grew up ‘in the park’: on long walks in the company of a procession of family dogs; horse riding; pond dipping; making dens; climbing trees; yes, OK, I was always a bit of a tom-boy.
So I gives me a huge sense of excitement to be able to make with material from the park which was give to me, by permission of the management, when they were restoring the brook. It is my plan to have one large piece for sale at Kew and I have agreed with the Park that 50% of the proceeds of the sale will go to the Friends of Richmond Park for use on a project of their choosing.