Embankment shows a wooded section of an earthwork (the outer rampart) at Danebury Hill, an impressive Iron Age hill fort near Andover in Hampshire.

I have been told that the entire site was, not that long ago, almost entirely woodland. The council have since cleared much of it, leaving isolated trees in the centre and this delightful beech wood on the southern slopes.


oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, framed (Jura L seashell)


“Embankment” was painted for the Artikinesis exhibition Traces of Prehistory.