I built this over a wet week in April 2012, high on Dartmoor in Devon.
Thinking into the 'crisis in our perception' at the heart of our current ecological and social predicaments, I wanted to try and get beyond this perceptual crisis that our civilisation had given me.
I removed myself to a remote place. Being alone in wild weather, free from modern distractions, and working with as simple means as possible helped me to un-civilise myself and get closer to the earth and perhaps to how life may have been for our ancestors.
After I had found a site that felt a good place to build, and had got started, I discovered nearby that someone else had chosen the same area to build a circle of stone, but about 5000 years ago! How did these builders understand themselves and the earth? Did they have a crisis in perception?