Hedgerow Mapping – Walks from January to March
Hedgerow Mapping - Walks from January to March
Created by, Julia McKenzie
"That evening, without thought of Spring, I began to look at my maps. Spring would come, of course, nothing, I supposed, could prevent it, and I should have to make up my mind how to go westward"
The journey resonates deeply with my own experience. Searching for a new place to be, an urge for renewal in a time of change I can't control. I am walking the network of lanes around my new home. I am mapping the progress of Spring through the tiny changes I see in the hedgerow and intend to make a series of papercuts to help me reflect on the minutiae of growth that swells into elemental change. We use maps to turn the fabric of the world into lines, symbols and signs, I want to use them to show what we see if we really look.
Medium: Scalpel-cut maps
Size: 21 x 30 cm framed
Part of the In Pursuit of Spring collection in collaboration with Somerset Art Works (SAW)