In the Thick of it: A Woven Space

Film maker: Shedlight shedlightproductions.co.uk

Created within the gallery space of Winchester Discovery Centre in 2012, this project was furthering ideas of a ‘woven space’ within an interior setting. Using locally cleared silver birch (from heathland conservation) and willow, various forms were created by ‘burrowing’ into the branches and creating ‘smooth’ willow interiors that could be entered. The most common responses from visitors in these ‘den-like’ forms regarded a sense of scale and a sense of aroma in the natural materials.

“the whole thing began with me moving sticks around me, and getting that thrill… I had to return to a process of not using any rules, just complete freedom”