41: Bea Green
About the series:
Non polluting Flight paths over Devon
Last summer the Covid pandemic left our blue skies over Dartmoor completely free from scarring by the vapour trails of numerous, polluting aeroplanes. Many people ignore the price nature is paying for the “convenience” of our often unnecessary, heavily polluting air travel.
These sculptures represent “slices” through specific environments around Dartmoor, each slice focusing on the non-polluting flight path of one type of bird found in that area. ORANGE lines trace each bird’s unique flight path from nest to food source; Swallows and House Martins swooping for flies, Nuthatches searching tree bark for grubs, Owls prowling at night for mice, etc.
Other flight paths trace nest-building flights, such as Magpies collecting twigs to weave enormous nests in tree forks, capable of withstanding the strongest winds. Or the wonderful, spiralling courtship flights of Woodpeckers amongst woodland trees. Pieces in the series are priced individually:
Wistmans Wood. Tawny Owl £270
Chagford, Stone Lane Swallows £560
House Martins £560 (arriving soon)
Castle drogo Barn Owl £637
Great Spotted Woodpeckers £468 (arriving soon)
Kingfishers £290 each
Working in bronze and ceramics, natural forms have always been central to her environmentally-conscious work. Concerned about that future, Bea has spent many years working in forestry, setting up a Native Woodland and several organic orchards.
Bea studied in Belfast and at the Bath Academy of Art (1971-74). Her sculptures have been exhibited in New Zealand, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, N. Ireland, Eire, England and Japan. They can be found in many private and public collections, including the Mino Ceramic Art Museum, Tajimi, Japan. She has had work published in magazines, including Ceramic Review and in Anne Lightwood’s book on Paperclay