A commission by Sally and Rob Fielding of Sally's Cottages. The brief was to create a piece summing up the awe and joy of the distinctive Lake District landscape, with its fells, valleys, rock pools and lakes. Fairy Glen, hidden in the Borrowdale valley, is one such feature. A series of glimmering rock pools, it is a transformative space to spend time in. The materials, the glass, oil paint, gold leaf and polished aluminium, are collected together to echo the glimmer and glamour of the site. However, the wispy drawings, taken directly at source, have a delicacy, communicating the silent restfulness which is also a defining characteristic of Fairy Glen.
Wallthwaite Farmhouse, former office of Sally's Cottages holiday cottage business, Wallthwaite, Penrith, Cumbria, UK