The Bodhi tree, under which Buddha attained enlightenment, has infinite ability to shelter create and inspire.
Foard is acting as detective in the natural world as a tracker, fuzzy marsupial or lyre -bird looking for and piecing together clues, nourishment or scratching up a nesting mound.
These works are created as a result of many hours contemplating, walking, observing the ground, the trees, the discarded material and the secret characters and messages waiting there. The intricate nature of the work reflects the hidden complexities of the natural world. The ground or surface often pieced together in collage, covering the threats or joys hidden underneath.
There is devotion and meditation added to the time spent exploring this world and lovingly re-creating new characters.