Cumbernauld Theatre and the Scottish Wildlife Trust and North Lanarkshire Council formed a partnership to deliver an environmental art project, 2006
As a visual artist on the project, the outline was to develop a temporary site-specific artwork using found and recycled material.The inspiration for the artwork derived from young people’s perspective on the wildlife, history and environment of the Glen.
The focus and location of this project was Cumbernauld Glen. The Glen is an ancient woodland and is owned and managed as a Wildlife Reserve by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. The key objectives of the project were to assist young people in achieving their artistic, educational and personal potential through a series of workshops, which included: Wildlife conservation and appreciation, shelter building and history.
After week one following the workshops (wildlife conservation and appreciation), it emerged that the young people really enjoyed making shelters from the survival workshop. It was natural to integrate these new skills into a temporary sculpture/artwork.