Woodland Orienteering

Cockburn, Ken and Tullett, Barrie (2018) Woodland Orienteering. [Artefact]

Woodland Orienteering
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In 2011 Ken Cockburn worked with pupils at Mortlach Primary School, Dufftown, Moray, and sculptor Mary Bourne. They wrote about pathways in and around the town, including one to Meg’s Widd. For the wood I also suggested several word-pairs to feature on a set of six orienteering control points.

'Each point features two letters. They used the word-pair STONES/STICKS; the first point offers the first letter of the first word, and the sixth letter of the second word, S/s; the second the second letter of the first word, and the fifth letter of the second word, t/k; and so on. At each point the participant writes down the relevant letter, gradually revealing the whole word; and the course can be undertaken in one of two directions. As far as I know the stone points are still there, should you fancy the trip, and the exercise.'

Keywords:poetry, artists' book, Orienteering
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W781 Bookbinding
W Creative Arts and Design > W211 Typography
Divisions:College of Arts
ID Code:34297
Deposited On:27 Nov 2018 09:07

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