The Lost Words is a unique collaborative project between writer Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris. Taking the form of both an exhibition and a book, The Lost Words celebrates the relationship between language and the living world, and of nature’s power to spark the imagination.
Nature seems increasingly to be retreating from our children's stories and imaginations. In response to this widening gulf between childhood and the natural world, The Lost Words seeks to conjure that vanishing wildness back into existence through images and writing.
Robert Macfarlane has created a series of spell-poems – one for each lost word – while Jackie Morris, inspired by her lifelong passion for Britain’s landscapes and wildlife, has painted beautiful watercolours and used gold leaf to take the viewer on a journey that makes the familiar magical once more.
The Lost Words is curated by Compton Verney, with Hamish Hamilton and Penguin Books.
“DON’T MISS… an evocative exhibition designed to keepchildren and adults in touch with nature.” Plant Life Magazine