Borrowed Landscapes

20 January 2015 © Andrew Newson

20 January 2015 © Andrew Newson

I started a little landscape project at the end of 2014 with a few ideas to explore and see where it took me. My initial interests were in the fringes and man-made boundaries of the countryside landscape.

20 January 2015 © Andrew Newson

20 January 2015 © Andrew Newson

I began to find it inetresting to look for disturbances on these fringes, dens and rope swings made by kids who's garden's back on to the woods, fly-tipping, trodden paths, strategically placed branches to make walking the boggy soil easier or the odd discarded wheelie bin.

20 January 2015 © Andrew Newson

20 January 2015 © Andrew Newson

Whilst observing and recording the various boundaries something that occurred to me was how nature itself was seemingly ripping out some of these man-made boundaries, tossing them aside or slowly swallowing them up. Nature fighting back and creating it's own barriers and boundaries.

20 January 2015 - © Andrew Newson

20 January 2015 - © Andrew Newson

I suppose you could say that I started looking at the project in a more profound way, I started to understand that our attempts to 'own' the land were quite futile and that the landscape can never be really owned, just simply borrowed.

20 January 2015 © Andrew Newson

20 January 2015 © Andrew Newson

Hopefully the project is beginning to evolve. These images were all taken on an outing on Tuesday 20th January 2015.