Natura Morte – Dead Nature – Pamphlet for Friends of the Earth – 1992
Whilst living at my parents in 1992 I joined Didcot and Wallingford Friends of the Earth.
We went on demonstrations (B and Q mahogany etc) with Earth First and raised funds for tree-planting.
I created this small ilustrated Horseshoe Press poetry booklet and sold 25 at £2 each which equivalent to 25 new trees. I also took part in the actual tree-planting that happened based on the proceeds. If I ever take the train back to Didcot I can actually point to the clump of new trees in a field neat Cholsey, Oxon which this book created;-)
I also showed a series of the down-land drawings behind Sir Julian Rose at the meeting below.
My thanks to Beryl Davidson of F.O.E. at the time (and fellow Didcot poet Jonathan Davidson’s mum by the way:-) for helping produce the booklet.
I have reinvented the Horseshoe Press see the website at http://www.horseshoepress.co.uk