Film: FOLD by Maya Rose Edwards

26th January 2023

Film: FOLD by Maya Rose Edwards



2 min 26 seconds

Video documentation of land art text intervention.



1. (verb) To bend something over on itself so that one part of it covers another.

2. (noun) A pen or enclosure in a field where livestock, especially sheep, can be kept.

3. (plural noun) A group or community, especially when perceived as having shared aims and values.

Shepherding is the most ancient occupation, a harmonious exchange between human, animal, and environment to create a sustainable livelihood within rural settings. ‘FOLD’ is a large-scale text work collaboration between artist Maya Rose Edwards, and 4 rare and remarkable Shepherdesses (Emma, Cathinka, Karen and Lisa) who inhabit 4 farms on the Isle of Bute with their flocks and families. Captured by local drone operator Paul Simpson, conceptualised and edited by Maya Rose Edwards as a part of the TWOFOLD project exploring Queer/Rural identities.