Hi Sue and Clive,
Thank you, you have both been very generous in your appraisal of our project over here. You ask where the name 'bone tree' came from. As a youth up in the Dark Peak and often on the Isle of Anglesey I collected animal skulls, particularly birds. The sand dunes were always a good spot. As an artist they are great for anatomical drawing as well as weaving such iconography into my oil painting. This habit of collecting bones has carried on and now includes my children. Except as seven year old's are want, the collection has vastly expanded to include any bone from any animal.
Looking for a home for this collection, and being one always at the whim of ones own creative instincts, we decided to decorate a dead almond tree with them. It looks like some strange shamanistic totem from another era.
Later when looking for a name for our landscape and environmental art initiative 'bone tree' seemed ideal, being as it is a metaphor to climate change, desertification and the inevitable change in land use in Andalucia.
And thanks for correcting my gecko identification on our blog, to be honest I thought the Moroccan gecko was a bit more scaly and horny.
See you soon.
Salu2 Simon at Cortijada Los Gazquez