John Calder

Wildlife Habitat Restorer & Land Artist

John in his summer hat
When the days are short, I should be laying my hedges, or coppicing in my woodlands.

When the days are long I should be making charcoal, or mending my cob-and-lime walls.

However, I find that the materials I encounter, each day, tend to distract me from these essential tasks, and draw me into making Land Art.

MOONGATE (temporariy sited on Charmouth beach) - Stripped Ash & Willow - 2014
MOONGATE (temporariy sited on Charmouth beach) – Stripped Ash & Willow – 2014
 in a Layed Hedge - 2011
A LAYED HEDGE – with unneccessarily colourful willow embellishment – 2011

(Video courtesy of Sue Palmer.)

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COPPICE CAGES – excessively elaborate but they do keep the deer from the new hazel shoots – 2011
LOG COLLAR - if you are gonna stack logs they might as well be stacked in style - 2011
A LOG COLLAR – even a log stack deserves an identity, right? – 2011
LOADING THE CHARCOAL KILN - just another lard art opportunity - 2010
LOADING THE CHARCOAL KILN – just another log-pile design-op – 2010
ELM BEETLE TRACKS (nature needs no help sometimes) - 2011
ELM BEETLE TRACKS – land art by insects ? – 2011
A DORMOUSE NEST - land art from tiny mammals - 2011
A DORMOUSE NEST – land art by tiny mammals ? – 2011
BOXING DAY SKETCH - only a shovel was needed to work in this big white canvass - 2010
BOXING DAY SKETCH – only a shovel was needed to work in this big white canvass – 2010
THE GLOBE THEATRE - caught on a frosty day - 2011
THE GLOBE THEATRE – caught on a frosty day – 2011
ANOTHER COPPICE CAGE - this time incorporating a silver birch skirt - 2011
ANOTHER COPPICE CAGE – this time incorporating a silver birch skirt – 2011
ANOTHER SECTION OF THE WILLOW-EMBELLISHED LAYED HEDGE - 2011
ANOTHER SECTION OF THE WILLOW-EMBELLISHED LAYED HEDGE – 2011
CLIFFTOP ENSEMBLE 2013
CLIFFTOP ENSEMBLE – salvaged from hedges and reconfigured above Black Ven – 2013
GREAT BOW MINOR - Hazel & Willow - 2013
GREAT BOW MINOR – Hazel & Willow – 2013
POD - Willow, Silver Birch,  & Ash
POD – Willow, Silver Birch, & Ash – 2014
PARCEL - Willow -Wrapped Charred Ash
PARCEL – Willow -Wrapped Charred Ash – 2014
WORLD OF THE BUSY BARK BEETLE - Ash & Willow
WORLD OF THE BUSY BARK BEETLE – Ash & Willow – 2014
RE-BIRTH - Charred Oak & Oak Saplings
RE-BIRTH – Charred Oak & Oak Saplings – 2014
FRUITING BODY 2 - Hazel, Willow & Slate
FRUITING BODY 2 – Hazel, Willow & Slate – 2014