Thursday, 19 April 2012

Planting to Clear Patterns of Grief

The grief set shown below, was planted to the hearth area of the remains of one of the cottages at the Badbea clearance village on the North East coast of Scotland ten days ago. This was to clear patterns of grief imprinted to the area during the hardships faced by those forced to eek out a living in this beautiful, yet harsh landscape in the 1800's, having been made to leave their homes and livelihoods in neighbouring glens to make way for the sheep farming of the rich. Clearances occurred throughout much of Scotland through the 1700's and 1800's, devastating many lives and changing the landscape and population of many areas permanently.

Grief Set for Planting

Site of planting

Badbea, North East Scotland

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