Moss Erotica: the story begins - Artists Statement
Following a lifelong fascination with the smaller things of the natural world it was an expected progression to find me turning my attention to the world of mosses. The Moss Erotica project aims to show the deep beauty of these simple plants and is becoming more focused as time moves on.
My hope is to explore the intricately woven life of these beings, to show the unique ways they contribute to their environment, their place in the bigger world and perhaps even visit some community lessons as I nose my way through the ravines and cliffsides of their micro habitat.
It has become evident that this is going to be a multi-part project. My original vision was far too simple, short-sighted and broad-ranging to do the subject justice.
This initial set of images depicts the way the project has moved on, with the first images shown being the most recently taken. So far I've worked primarily in one woodland, however I need to spread my wings to find the whole story and have earmarked locations in Cumbria and Snowdonia for future encounters.