Enclosure Rites Finished Work by Jony Easterby
A work exploring the Landscape Archaeology and Ecology of the Yorkshire Wolds
'Enclosure Rites' is the first work to be commissioned along the Wolds Way as part of the 'Wanderer' project instigated by VHEY (Visit Hull and East Yorkshire.) Located in The Yorkshire Wolds in The East Riding between York and Scarborough the work is sited in the corner of a field adjacent to an ancient ditch and dyke earthwork overlooking the vale of Pickering. Working with local archaeologists the artists Jony Easterby and Pippa Taylor researched various aspects of the rich ancient cultural landscape of the area. Drawing on Bronze age barrow forms, Parisan figures, and the declining Dew pond features of the Wolds the artists have created a manifestation of archaeology alongside the creation of a rich habitat for both flora and fauna. During this process two 3000 year old Bronze age barrow sites were discovered to the North of the proposed site.
Dimensions 60m x 30m Site size 1800m2. Materials 9 tons riven Oak. 60 tons chalk. Corten steel rings. Wildflower seed.