MOTHER… 01.03.20

An installation by Studio Morisson at Wicken Fen nature reserve, Mother… was commissioned by Wysing Arts as part of the New Geographies programme bringing art to unexpected locations in the East of England. All locations were suggested by members of the public and Wicken Fen is one of 270 nominated sites.

Mother is inspired by Richard Mabey’s “Nature Cure”, a book which records the author’s recovery from depression by walking in the natural landscape. Mother… protects, the structure is a sanctuary – a destination in itself. Somewhere to sit and be calm. The warm straw smells sweet. Tall vertical slit like openings allow a limited narrow view of the outside landscape, creating thin shafts of light in the dark interior. A space to be alone or sit with others in safety.