Commissioned for the Force of Nature exhibition at Millennium Galleries. Sheffield. A show that brought together a host of historical and contemporary work, using the evolution of John Ruskin’s ideas on how to best capture the truth. It used them to examine how artists have adopted different approaches to portray the landscape.
Hide shows the skin of a bullock, stripped after slaughter. The bill hook was my granddad’s hedging tool. Both items aimed to reveal the violent yet beautiful truth at the heart of farming.