Public art series in deprived or vulnerable areas relating to a Landscape ecology theory Biophilia that we are genetically programmed to feel 'safe' looking out to open flat-landscape horizons.
What started off as an imaginary 'mock-up' series of billboards throughout the U.K, by roads, on the underground, in derelict urban environments in 2015, was realised on a billboard in 2016 on Welland council estate in Peterborough and a second in Dalston, London. With photographs taken from the Fenlands of Peterborough.. Welland was near to the murder plot of the re-opened case 26 years later for the child death of Rikki Nieve. This was a lucky find and a derelict site given permission for me to use from the new land owners.
Dalston Lane is an area currently under threat from building development and high levels of pollution.
With the right funding or commissions, I would like to research further into The Biophilia hypostheis and the science behind other psychological landscape connections, I hope there to be more in multiple U.K locations in the future. Maybe even some further afield. I would like to develop this as a participatory project and welcome landscape imagery; photography and painting from other artists.
Desired locations are on the Underground, by busy roads, built up urban areas.
See more at Project Wonderlands.