The hugging bag is made from hessian and filled with larch, spruce and pine dust. The diameter of the bag is equal to one of my hugs (1.54 metres.) Suspended from the ceiling, when hugged the bag leaves behind a trace of itself on the 'hugger'. A hug can used as way of gauging the approximate age of a tree. A tree might be ancient if it measures the following: Oak – 3 adult hugs
Beech – 2 adult hugs
Scots Pine– 1 adult hug
Rowan – one adult hug
Birch – a wrist hug
During storm Doris, filming the birch tree tops heaving in the gales reminding me that things always change, age, shift and settle, settle and shift, over again. Considering wood as an element - sticks and concrete faggots on meat hooks... Concrete, sticks, ash.