Finders Keepers was a year long project that began 21st June 2019 and ended 20th June 2020. Inspired by the evocative words and images in The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, we wanted to create a space to show that far from disappearing, these words can all be found in our outdoor spaces, if we only take the time to look.
The response across all ages was more than we could have hoped for. Our Portals keep safe every memory, story, poem, drawing or song shared, and help strengthen the power of the words we find. Please take a wander through our Portals by clicking the Gateway link below – and enjoy!
Although this project is now finished, it gave wings to Cornucopia, created in response to the Covid lock down. This portal remains open. Please contact the Keeper to find out more or to submit your own creation.
Gateway to the Portals
Contact the Keeper
Banner: SeekFindSpeak Barnes Common 2019. Photo: Sharon Morgan
Keeper Avatar: Ruth Afonso
Images: The Lost Words
Website: Overbord Design
The Keeper would like to give special thanks to Anna Ridley, Jessica Woollard, Russell Morgan, Ruth Golby, and of course Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, without whom this project would have become well and truly ‘lost’.