Linda Gordon, MA Arts & Ecology, is a graduate of Dartington College of Arts (University College Falmouth); University of Brighton (BA Hons - Fine Art Sculpture), and Sir John Cass College of Art (London Met University ), Diploma in Art & Design Studies, specialising in Photography and Sculpture.
I am an ecological artist, whose practice focuses upon place, and our relationship with our natural environment.
My working process is one of slowing down, opening the senses and becoming more and more fully present: exploring and making connections with land, people and place. Through immersing myself within my surroundings, I explore the question “What does it mean to be truly at home in the world”?
Most frequently the work takes the form of land installations - sometimes large-scale, sometimes short-lived, spontaneous pieces, almost performances, made in response to my surroundings. I use local materials, often found on site - and like many artists today, I also work with a range of other media, particularly photography and written text.
I have received a number of awards from Arts Council England over the years, and I have carried out many symposiums, exhibitions and commissions - my most recent commission being for a collaborative installation in Northumberland (2010).
Residencies have included YATOO International Residence Programme, Korea (2009); a one-year residency for VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities) in Northumberland, England (2005 – 2006); Kamiyama Artist-in-Residence, Japan (2002), and a Year of the Artist Residency (2000) in Sussex, England.
I am committed to sharing my skills, processes and inspiration with others, and for the last year or so, I have been running low-key walks and workshops under the name of Essential Nature.
I am keen to work with community and environmental projects of all descriptions, large or small. I welcome all enquiries about possible commissions, collaborations, residencies, environmental art courses, exhibitions or events.