My text was written in response to Covid19 first lockdown. My land is quiet comprises seven embossed copper tags mounted x2 (socially distanced) metres apart on a public boardwalk in Long Wood, Ealing, London: an wooded area being much discovered for peaceful daily Covid walks.
Each tag has one word embossed from the phrase:
“My land is quiet. Holding its breath”
I installed the work in the centre of the board walk, right in the centre of the wood for visitors to discover, pause and read during their daily walks. Over a period of a year of Covid the copper patinated and the word “land” was removed.
Julie Brixey-Williams is a multi-disciplinary artist, sculptor and performer, whose practice engages to co-author works with place. She is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, exhibiting in the UK and internationally. Currently she is a PhD researcher at the University of Reading. She has worked extensively in collaboration, is a co-founder of the collective point and place, and has a longstanding creative relationship with performer, Libby Worth. Works are held in collections including The Yale Center of British Art, Tate Gallery Artists’ Publication archive, National Art Library, Birmingham Museum of Art Library and the University of Kent.