Landscapes carry a memory and it is our relationship with it which fascinates me.
Dependent on our willingness to learn from what we see and feel in our surroundings this memory endures and continues to be relevant.
Creators of designed landscapes have always understood that making an image, a memory through design would be as meaningful in the future – and still tell its own story – as it was when first envisaged and laid out.
Untamed natural landscapes, through time and tasks, have been moulded into forms with which, through our unlimited and enlightened imagination, we can use, feel and connect.
From any landscape I enjoy dissecting what I perceive to be the memory and story that are held within and then bringing those perceptions to life through my writing, on my Dragon Walks and in conversations. These landscapes provide each of us with a journey and a framework from which we can learn more about ourselves simply by being in the time and space.
Landscapes such as Rousham, Stourhead, Shugborough and Lyveden are a rich legacy to delve into and enjoy.