I really enjoyed creating this piece. My partner and I decided to go for a bike ride and search for some inspiration. We literally stumbled along this tree stump. I decided to create something with this ‘thing’ (the tree stump) that had once been something so beautiful. I didn’t have many ideas to begin with, however I started picking up sticks and creating a pattern around the tree stump. This then lead onto using further materials such as; fir cones, pine cones, wood chipping and soil. I liked the idea of minimising the materials and the break down of each material as I worked. Looking back at the video I worked very methodical with each material. I felt like I wanted to carry on and do this to all the tree stumps in the surrounding area. I felt very connected with my surroundings.