Traditionally the word 'fallow' has related to agriculture; when the land has been harvested of all crops and left for a year for a period of regrowth and re-nourishment, the land has been left to lie fallow. During such fallowness, though lying still and untouched, the land becomes nurtured. Fallow describes that period of time between impoverished and enriched, between abandonment and rebirth, therefore time is a key element when defining 'fallow'.
For our second bi-monthly, online exhibition we asked artists to send us their response to the word 'fallow', this exhibition was challenging, evoked some interesting discussion and profound, philosophical thought.
Fallow, Susan Plover, 2014.