Komorebi - the scattered light that filters through

I live in an area in the UK known as The Forest of Dean. People are free to wander through the statutory forest, which I often take advantage of.

There is a Japanese term “Komorebi”, for which no simple English translation exists. Yet it is a distinct phenomenon, that anyone who spends time among trees will have enjoyed. Komorebi roughly translates as “the scattered light that filters through when sunlight shines through trees”. It is made up of three “Kanji” or Chinese characters: “tree” or “trees”, “leaking-through” or “escape”, and “light” or “sun”.

By filming on a very windy day the trees have a life of their own, they dance, they swing, they interact with each other.

Most of my work is black and white - whether drawn, filmed or made via printmaking.


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