Kingley Vale

2012 Downland Series (57cm x 44cm)

Batik marks on cotton, with procion dyed colours and quilted with stitched marks.

The Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve is a special, spooky and spectacular hillside with ancient tumuli a few miles north west of Chichester in West Sussex and is part of the South Downs.  It covers an area of 160 hectares.

The Reserve includes ancient woodland on Bow Hill and contains one of the finest yew forests in western Europe, and includes trees which, at around 2000 years old, represent some of the oldest living things in Britain.  The largest of the Kingley Vale yew trees can be found at the foot of the valley. Their shapes are twisted and contorted by time and countless storms.

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