the wistful woodwose project!


hi and welcome to my attempt to catalogue as many green figures as i can! right now i'm focussing on the southwest of england, but i hope to branch out with time and cover as wide an area as possible. this project is the evolution of an idea i've been working on for a couple years. i've always loved studying human-nature relationships, and especially how those relationships appear in art. back in my undergrad degree, i started my dissertation with a simple project idea: to catalogue all the green man figures i could find in the south west uk. i was really excited about this project, but because of a combination of personal and academic factors, i made a turn towards wildlife conservation, and ended up changing my dissertation to a totally different project. now, im cataloguing the green men i find as a personal project, and i'm really excited to be getting back into it! i have always been enchanted by the green man and all their faces and forms, and have done a lot of research, both academic and personal, on the history of the figure. this is just for fun, and i'm really excited to dive deep into the world of the green man and keep a diary here of all the research i do and figures i find! if you stumble onto this page and have a green man to share, put a message in my guestbook and we can chat via email!

stay weird + stay green,

druid


18.02.22:

This guy is hanginging out in St John's Churchyard in Bedminster, Bristol. There is very little information about him online or anywhere nearby, but he seems to be depicted emerging from the earth. I love the idea of him growing up out of the ground with fresh eyes, and I think he looks a little confused. To me, he's the uncontrollable urge of all nature to exist - to grow and evolve and feel the sun and air. He's wild and sweet and he's human and animal and plant. I love him as a monument to the eternal connectedness of all things. i hope you love him too!

stay weird + stay green,

druid


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