art

Observation Journal

In WWII, Nazis and Soviets fought for control over a seed collection. Now, artist Sergey Kishchenko plants fields to reconstruct these forgotten histories.

Pulse Project

Artist and acupuncturist Michelle Lewis-King draws upon Chinese medical practices to translate bodily rythms into collaborative performances.

August & Grain

  The fields were sudden bare – John Clare       Across the field, a half-mile or more away – across a dry liquid rustle of oats – a…

Sheds and Silos

I paint landscape from life and, as I live in London, frequently the subject of the work is buildings. I chose these four images for the project for their particular…

Tania Kovats

Drawing Water

Now when I was a little chap I had a passion for maps. I would look for hours at South America, or Africa, or Australia, and lose myself in all…

Farming Awareness

Visionary Farms In 1969, House & Garden magazine commissioned Patricia Johanson (b. 1940) to design estate gardens. In the letter inviting her to design gardens, landscape architect James Fanning clearly…

Sonya Schoenberger

Kenyan Roses for the Kingdom

During a residency in London in 2019, I developed a research and artistic project around the cut rose industry in Kenya. This was linked to on the one hand to…

To Dig a Hole (You Create a Heap)

  Here’s a joke… Question: Who made money during the Gold Rush? Answer: The ones who sold the shovels.     “You were asked to dig a hole? Do you…

Fields of Knowing

Orientation   First, know food From food All things are born By food they live Toward food they move And into food they return ~~ Upanishads     How do…

Sjoerd van Leeuwen

Landscape Amnesia

As the last horse trailer passes you by on the potholed road you take an exit. Across a green pasture you park the car. You stretch your legs. Gravel grinds…

Rural Art is…

This is an extract from Myvillages, ‘Rural Art Is…’, in The Rural, eds. Kathrin Böhm and Wapke Feenstra (London: Whitechapel Gallery/Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2019)   If you don’t…