Presenting a new ongoing body of work, 'The Dreaming Valleys / Cymoedd yn
Breuddwydio'. Instigated by local exploration in lockdown, and the discovery of a
landscape that has previously only existed in my memory and imagination, the work is
partly an essay on my teenage years growing up in rural Warwickshire in the 1990s.
Subsequently, devouring this environment in stages over the last few months, another
theme was suggested though place and atmosphere- within these isolated ancient
churches, standing stones and mature oaks, was there a different South Wales,
untouched and unblemished by the Industrial Revolution? To be seen in conjunction
with my other project, ’The Allure of Ruins / Atyniad Adfeilion’, which explores the
remains of that industrial history and its effects of the landscape, 'The Dreaming Valleys’
is a meditation on a divergent fictional history.