The Visiting House

Everyday out in the paddocks I have been visited by friends and extended family even though we are very isolated here.  Today John, a neighboring farmer, brought over some beautiful fleece to be used in the installation. Yesterday, the extraordinary Caroline Robinson (New Zealand artist) visited with her daughter and while sheep grazed nearby we listened to her tell the children’s story of the felted house.

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The roof is almost done and we will be raising it tomorrow. The netting sings to me as the wind blows through it, and the wool moves like a breathing animal. This home is alive.

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