pasture, cheshire. 2004
by Halton Borough Council to make a piece of work that
would be sited on a wild flower meadow at Pickerings
Pasture Nature Reserve.
The site is a reclaimed chemical dump on the banks of the
River Mersey under the flight path of Liverpool
‘My Control’ is a 5m x 5m wooden fence with a locked gate
located on the meadow. Only I have access to the plot.
There is no management of ‘My Control’ revealing how the
meadow around it is highly managed to keep it in its
In the first year surveys of the plot showed 37 different
species of plant (including 12 species of grass), but this
number is declining due to dominant species taking over. By
the end of the first year there was already Aspen trees
Surveys were conducted by Owen Mountford the Leader in
Wetland and Danube-Carpathian Research for NERC Centre for
Ecology and Hydrology at Monks Wood.
light boxes each 52 x 52 x 12cm
3 sites 3 artists
at The Brindley, Runcorn
the key to my control
call point, key 8.5 x 8.5 x 5 cm 2005
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