These 8 pieces are a series created from a walk in a post-industrial landscape in the Peak District called Bole Hill Quarry. The space had been taken back by nature, in particular a woodland of Silver Birch. The place is magical because of this. Whilst walking through the Birch woodland a herd of long haired cows trampled through slowly meandering their way amongst the trees, transporting me back into a time before cows were restricted to boring plain fields. It was as if I was in a medieval, pre-mass farming world. The cows were in a habitat that allowed and encouraged them to be inquisitive, rub against bark, and weave between tree trunks. I could see them more as living beings, as individuals. More so than I could with their beef, or dairy cousins in their boring green fields. As the walk continued, the character of the landscape changed as I crossed over a road and over a stile, into an old oak woodland. Who’s branches look crooked with age, and the forest floor was warm with the golden brown leaves of autumn.