Rothesay A Place on an Island 2007
In my travels I absorb cultures and wild places so immense and rich, so detailed in their artistry, yet everywhere I see the people shaped by their landscape, their weather and their place. In turn they shape their place. Our relationship to our environment is therefor essential for its survival. That people and their place are so inextricably linked has formed the basis of my artwork over the years.
There is a sense of community that exists here on Bute, that greets me every day when I walk out of my close in King Street and onto the streets of Rothesay. All held and swirled in the clouds and the storms and the weather mixing a cocktail which blossoms brighter than any summers day.
Rothesay A Place on an Island was funded through the Scottish Arts Council pARTners programme. It is the fourth in my Place Matters series. The exhibition consists of a series of silver gelatin prints, a soundscape, sensory interactive items and artist diaries
...The sky today is a crumpled blanket of sheep's-wool curls. The dense knit holds in a silent stillness over the island; the water becalmed, the hills turned to stone. The only movement is when a gull cuts through the middle-air, throwing the scene into a momentary three-dimensional film clip ...
Listen to an excerpt from the Rothesay soundscape