One of the first projects for the art farm lab, the Laurel Spiral - an experiment in Green Architecture by artist/architect Diego Samper - sits right at the heart of the art farm hub. As a forested walkway leading into an enclosed meadow with a large bonfire pit, artfarmers will use the Laurel Spiral as a place of reflection, dialogue and collaboration with themselves and the natural world.
In the words of Diego Samper "The Spiral, the Uterus Mundi, symbolises the generating matrix of the world, the power of creation and natural order. As Earth architecture, a sprial laurel hedge (Prunus laurocerasus) will define a living enclosure. A place of encounters and performance stage, it is also an astronomcial calendar, with markers pointing to the solstices and equinox and signalling the time for seasonal rituals of celebration of life and renewal. A woven living structure, it will provide a protected nesting environment and food for migrating birds."