Loves labours not lost

I spent this week at The Bromley House Library working in the garden. The cynatype shown here, made using acollected Forget Me Not, is just one of the 14 made. They relate to The Bromley’s history as a photo studio and draws attention to its hidden garden and the importance this holds for visitors and members alike. The cynatypes, like other works made, will be hidden in books across the library creating poignant finds for sometime in the future.

The Bromley House Library is clearly full of marks left by people, some long since dead, words, grease marks, creases….. Like the scored bark of this beech tree found in the Arborteum nearby, the BHL holds in these marks fleeting ambitions, potentials and of course desires. These limited editions add another layer, another declaration – “I was here”