The exhibition in Thurlbear Woods finishes today, so as dusk fell, I went to the woods with my family and brought home all the wooden labels that had been written on by visitors over the last sixteen days.

One hundred and twenty eight visitors wrote something onto the charred sticks, and here is the complete list of what they wrote, (in no particular order) :

  1. smooth burn bark dark epic
  2. adventure peace Hannah
  3. carly
  4. smells of bacon
  5. smel lic bach brek black
  6. wierd, black, watter surpent.
  7. Rebecca. S.
  8. SCORCHED SMOOTH SINUOUS 
  9. WHO IS SINUOUS?
  10. Black good White
  11. Light Dark Geometric
  12. order chaos
  13. TREETLE FEETLE BEETLE
  14. Grass 
  15. awesome sweet
  16. dead trees growing
  17. Dogs running free
  18. PEACE
  19. Death, Rebirth, Nurturing Nature
  20. ADVENTURE Explore burnt
  21. SAVE THE ASH
  22. AMANDA & LYN WERE HERE
  23. Dark Deserted Wired Black Smoking
  24. Charlotte B
  25. FEAR, HOPE, ALONE
  26. Memorials poppies the past rembered
  27. DARK, MAGIC, WITCH
  28. RWG School…
  29. Sad, uncolourful, missrbly.
  30. exited,  hap,  cheerful
  31. Joy. EXPLORATION.
  32. GLOCKENSPIEL- SWEET
  33. cydney smith
  34. MUSIC.
  35. GROWING, MYSTERIOUS, WILDWOOD
  36. cool epic neat
  37. Mrs T. Awesome
  38. POO POO (visitor did a drawing of a steaming pile of poo) 
  39. cool, epic, Amazingly good!!!!
  40. EERIE YET INTRIGING 
  41. AUTUMN
  42. OAK. STILLNESS.
  43. exited
  44. alone, creative,
  45. SPiRiTUAL, ETHEREAL, HAUNTING
  46. ITS BEHIND YOU!
  47. STRENGTH WITHIN NATURE
  48. ALFIE BEAR BARTLETT. WOOF
  49. DRIPPING/LEAFY/SOFT
  50. magical, spooky, interesting
  51. yapping, chasing, leaves
  52. SPOOKY
  53. love the beany
  54. Pure, evil,new-birth
  55. smooth  shiver  DARK
  56. hope, ancient, mystical
  57. A slide or snake, archs. YYY
  58. Peace. TRANQUIL
  59. OOH LOVELY SURPRISE!
  60. Peace, calm, light
  61. Fear, alone, hope
  62. PEACEFUL, calm
  63. 7/11/12 mojo, pixel TA2
  64. HI VAL
  65. BLACK, BLACKER, BLACKEST
  66. FEAR NAUGHT
  67. GYMNAST STATUES. SNAKES
  68. Elfish, magical + stark
  69. Sunny peaceful space
  70. MUD SMILE SPACE
  71. cool amazing adventure 
  72. ME MYSELF, I
  73. strange  fruit hanging
  74. MINE, YOURS, OURS
  75. Tranquil autumn wood
  76. Smells of bacon very big
  77. Artistic and black Meriden
  78. For Nature to look at
  79. Finding the sticks
  80. ART NATURE EXPERIENCE
  81. smoky, peaceful, calm
  82. OLLIE THE COLLIE
  83. LOVE LIGHT GRATITUDE
  84. ood, black, wight
  85. Victoria Pickard
  86. LIGHT FLOATING DARK
  87. Burnt peacefull enclosed
  88. Creatfull, Space, Peace
  89. Shamanism, witchdoctors, healing rituals/magic
  90. EXOTIC, nutrious and Burnt
  91. Thaisa
  92. Bored and
  93. BETTER THAN UKULELES
  94. WITCH HUNT AT WEST HATCH
  95. Fun. Fruity
  96. QUIET RAIN WET
  97. sad cool Amazing
  98. Exciting Stimulating Art
  99. Bubbling Brook
  100. GROWTH, SMOOTH, BURNT
  101. Muddy, leafy, cold.
  102. Bored, weird angry
  103. scary black spider
  104. Calm, Fitting, Contrast.
  105. STRENGTH, FIRE, SAPLINGS
  106. BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
  107. Light trees shaded
  108. NATURE REMODELLED REBORN
  109. Peaceful
  110. wood great
  111. Sad, Cool, happy!!!!
  112. Death, spikey, Bent + bendy
  113. WANT A STICK EVIE 2
  114. marieanna
  115. COME ON dogs
  116. Beautiful transient timeless
  117. Lovely and white
  118. smooth great delicate
  119. WEST HATCH WITCHES
  120. TREASURE, PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL
  121. CALM, NATURE, SPACE
  122. THE EYLES FAMILY 10.11.12
  123. SURPRISE MESSY PRETTY
  124. WEST HATCH
  125. WITCH
  126. (The visitor drew a stick pattern on the charred stick)
  127. MY FRIEND RUTH
  128. segregation



I hope you enjoy reading these wide ranging thoughts. I have my top five favourites! 
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