Laurie Lax’s Weather Station explores our psychological disconnect, (mis)representation and perception of nature. Treating the one‐day residency as a kind of experiment she ignored the inflatable ball, treating it as a blind spot, a scotoma on the landscape. Spending the day using the Weather Station as a compositional tool, taking photographs and drawing studies on Narroways Hill, her local green space, which is also socially diverse, and a hotspot for biodiversity in Bristol.

“I’ve been getting to know the people who look after this place, by volunteering for the Narroways Millennium Green Hill Trust, even joining a small St. Werburghs drawing group. Alongside the day’s main mission I invited local people and others from further afield up onto ‘the mound’ (as it’s commonly known), to take part in collective drawing en plein air.

Laurie was selected to take part in the Weather Station Project by Hand in Glove and OSR Projects