A work exploring the Landscape Achaeology and Ecology of theYorkshire Wolds
'Enclosure Rites' is the first work to be commissioned along the Wolds Way as part of the the 'Wanderer' project instigated by VHEY (Visit Hull and East Yorkshire.)
Located in The Yorkshire Wolds in The East Riding between York and Scarborough the work is sited in the corner of a field adjacent to an ancient ditch and dyke earthwork overlooking the vale of Pickering. Working with local archaeologists the artist resaerchedvarious aspects of the rich ancient cultural landscape of the area. Drawing on Bronze age barrow forms, Parisan figures, and the declining Dew pond features of the Wolds the artists have created a manifestation of archaeology alongside the creation of a rich habitat for both flora and fauna.
During this process two 3000 year old Bronze age barrow sites were discovered to the North of the proposed site.
|WIldflowers posts and completed dew pond after 8 months ..|
|View from Barrow looking East to West over Vale of Pickering after groundworks.|
|Weeding and reseeding with wildflowers with local schoolchildren|
|Pond and wildflower meadow after 2 years|
|Corten Rings rammed with Chalk, Oak fence posts and gaurdian figures|
|After landscape works on Barrow|
|Posts and Pond|
|Posts and Naturalised Poppies|
|Spring Poppies during excavation|
|Aerial photgraph shot by Landscape Research Center showing route of Wolds Way along ditch and Dyke.|
|Sub soil magnetometer surveys revealed hidden Bronze Age Barrows after design was finalised|