Oh wood, you are full of glory
This is why I tell your story
Carpets of bluebells amid oak trees, just hues of blue
Far too magical to be true
Tree creepers looking for their prey
Pheasants and songbirds in the green copses faraway
Your coloured leaves turning red, brown, and gold
This story is true and to be told
An artistry so sublime.
Judith Porter, 2022
Our group responded to the poem, Ode to Marton Wood written by Judith Porter as group member. Each person within the group created an individual piece of artwork to compliment the poem. We have worked with digital drawing, video editing, photography, small scale sculptures and painting all in response to our project with Chrysalis Arts and Marton Wood.
This Spring, Chrysalis Arts has been a part of a Second Year BA Fine Art project at York St John University. The project, Seeing the Wood from the Trees, aims to help the students respond creatively to Marton Wood and to consider their artistic practice in the context of ecological issues.