On a winter walk outside Bristol, the artist, David Abbott, muses on the appearance of birds in traditional folk songs.
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David Abbott uses paint, collage and drawing to explore the intersection of the natural world and human activity within the landscape. His deep landscapes evoke a spirit place where the land, natural world, present moment, history, folk and personal memory all corral together. See David's work at davidabbott.studio.
A song I'd never heard before felt instantly, spookily familiar. I dug around, spoke to some friends, and got a term for the phenomena from Shirley Collins: Folk memory.