Remains in the Landscape
Standing stones are incredibly evocative objects, natural stones shaped by human hands thousands of years ago and yet surviving to the present day. Humans have always altered the environment around them and these marks from the past are preserved in fragments in our landscape. I echo this process of continual breaking down and building up in my mixed media work. Having studied Archaeology at Edinburgh University I worked as an archaeologist for 15 years, and this experience strongly informs my artwork. Recently I have worked with Historic Scotland on Big Draw Art projects and in 2015 my work 'Fragments' was displayed at the European Association of Archaeologists Conference.
Figuring the Past
These pictures are a response to the actual remains of Ancient Rome and Greece combined with the ideas and characters found in the rich mythology that these civilisations bequeathed us. In 2018 I exhibited a selection of these works at Cambridge University's Museum of Classical Archaeology.
These pictures are a response to visits to Pompeii, Ostia and Herculaneum in Italy. In the collograph prints I am exploring the evocative ancient Roman rooms, now empty of inhabitants, and the abstract qualities of their once intricate decoration. In 2018 I exhibited a selection of these works at Cambridge University's Museum of Classical Archaeology.
These pictures are a response to a visit to partially excavated site of Roman Gortyn in Crete. I was intrigued by the relationship of the past with the present and the contrast between the vital growth of olive trees and the ruined relics of a past society. In 2018 I exhibited a selection of these works at Cambridge University's Museum of Classical Archaeology.