artefacts - digital

artefacts

“The morning after the Expedition arrived trade went on briskly, the canoes crowding around the ship, and the natives handing their weapons and ornaments through the main deck ports.  The barter given in exchange was principally ordinary hoop iron broken up into pieces about 6 inches in length; but a great deal of so-called “trade…

deeptime - quilt

deeptime

Argyll’s prehistory is a preoccupation: my work explores what motivated the people to create the many standing stone arrangements, carved rocks, and cairns in the landscape.  This quilt considers possible links between astronomical observations and the alignment or positioning of important monuments.  It features the Ballymeanoch standing stones and the linear cemetery, five cairns –…

james cook iv - collage

james cook iv

Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was a British explorer who achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. Cook became commander of HM Bark Endeavour in 1766 for the first of three Pacific voyages, sailing thousands of miles across largely…

james cook ii - screenprint

james cook ii

Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was a British explorer who achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. Cook became commander of HM Bark Endeavour in 1766 for the first of three Pacific voyages, sailing thousands of miles across largely…

abel tasman iii - screenprint

abel tasman iii

Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603–1659) was a Dutch seafarer, explorer and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644.  He was the first known European explorer to reach the islands of Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) and New Zealand, and to sight the Fiji islands. Screenprint 20x26cm Edition: 10

abel tasman ii - screenprint

abel tasman ii

Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603–1659) was a Dutch seafarer, explorer and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644.  He was the first known European explorer to reach the islands of Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) and New Zealand, and to sight the Fiji islands. Screenprint 15x21cm Edition:10 £75

abel tasman i - screenprint

abel tasman i

Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603–1659) was a Dutch seafarer, explorer and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644.  He was the first known European explorer to reach the islands of Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) and New Zealand, and to sight the Fiji islands. Tasman’s crew were the first Europeans to have a…

james cook i - screenprint

james cook i

Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was a British explorer who achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.  Cook became commander of HM Bark Endeavour in 1766 for the first of three Pacific voyages, sailing thousands of miles across largely…

red giant

A red giant star is a dying star in the last stages of stellar evolution. In only a few billion years, our own sun will turn into a red giant star, expand and engulf the inner planets, possibly even Earth. Screen print 30x30cm Edition:6 £100 “We have all the time in the world …” Louis…

Supermassive black hole - screenprint

supermassive black hole

A black hole is a region of spacetime where it is thought that gravity prevents anything, including light, from escaping.   A supermassive black hole is the largest type of black hole. Screenprint 30x30cm Edition:10 £100 “Black holes are where God divided by zero.” einstein

observatory iv - screenprint

observatory iv

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland.  The purpose of the standing stones is uncertain. One possibility is that they were positioned to chart the movement of the sun and moon against particular landmarks. Screenprint 11x32cm Edition: 10 £90

observatory iii

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland.  The purpose of the standing stones and cup and ring marks is uncertain. One possibility is that they were positioned to chart the movement of the sun and moon. Linocut & collage 30x30cm Edition: 10

observatory ii

observatory ii

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland.  The purpose of the standing stones and cup and ring marks is uncertain. One possibility is that they were positioned to chart the movement of the sun and moon. Linocut 8x25cm Edition:10 £75

observatory i

observatory i

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland.  The purpose of the standing stones and cup and ring marks is uncertain. One possibility is that they were positioned to chart the movement of the sun and moon. Linocut & collage 8x33cm Edition: 10

2125 fathoms - digital collage

2125 fathoms

At each sampling station, the crew determined the depth, measured temperature, trawled and dredged for samples at various depths between the surface and the sea floor.  On 31 January 1873, at a depth of 2150 fathoms, a new member of the Pennatulida family was dredged up – the phosphorescent Umbellula thomsonii. Digital collage Limited edition:…

challenger II - digital collage

challenger ii

The Royal Navy ship HMS Challenger was a three-masted corvette with an auxiliary steam engine.  The ship was modified for scientific work, with laboratories for natural history and chemistry. Digital collage Limited edition: 10 prints 36x150cm

on the shoulders of giants - digital collage

on the shoulders of giants

The Challenger Expedition built on the work of the many philosophers, explorers and scientists who, in the past, had tried to understand the ocean. On the shoulders of giants features the crew of HMS Challenger, with the names of some of the people and ships that went before them. Digital collage Limited edition: 10 prints…

atlantic - digital collage

atlantic

“Challenger left Santa Cruz, Tenerife, on the evening of the 14th February. The weather was bright and pleasant, with a light breeze from the northeast. A southwesterly course was pursued for a few days, until well within the northern limit of the trade wind, after which the route followed was, as nearly as practicable, in…

temple wood vi - screenprint

temple wood vi

Temple Wood is the site of two circles. The larger circle contains thirteen stones, with evidence that there were seven others, and probably dates from around 3,000 BCE.  It’s purpose is uncertain: it is possible that the northern circle was constructed to align with the mid-day sun on the winter solstice.  The wood is a…

challenger i

challenger i

The Challenger Expedition of 1872–76 laid the foundations of the academic discipline of oceanography. The Royal Navy ship HMS Challenger was modified for scientific work, with laboratories for natural history and chemistry. The ship sailed from Portsmouth, England, on 21 December 1872 and travelled nearly 70,000 nautical miles over four years, surveying and exploring. The…

alignment xiii

alignment xiii

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland.  Standing stones could perhaps have been aligned to track the movement of the sun and moon. Textile panels 28x105cm Varied edition: 4 Sold out

stones viii

stones viii

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland. There are 25 sites with standing stones, many erected at least 3,500 years ago. It has been suggested that stones were placed to chart the movement of the sun, moon and stars. Textile panel 16x54cm Sold

stones vii

stones vii

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland. There are 25 sites with standing stones, many erected at least 3,500 years ago. It has been suggested that stones were placed to chart the movement of the sun, moon and stars. Textile panel 14x52cm Sold

douglas adams quote

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands. douglas adams

temple wood iv & v

temple wood iv & v

Temple Wood is the site of two circles. The larger circle contains thirteen stones, with evidence that there were seven others, and probably dates from around 3,000 BCE.  Its purpose is uncertain: it is possible that the northern circle was constructed to align with the mid-day sun on the winter solstice.  The wood is a…

temple wood iii - linocut

temple wood iii

Temple Wood is the site of two circles. The larger circle contains thirteen stones, with evidence that there were seven others, and probably dates from around 3,000 BCE.  It’s purpose is uncertain: it is possible that the northern circle was constructed to align with the mid-day sun on the winter solstice.  The wood is a…

temple wood ii - linocut

temple wood ii

Temple Wood is the site of two circles. The larger circle contains thirteen stones, with evidence that there were seven others, and probably dates from around 3,000 BCE.  It’s purpose is uncertain: it is possible that the northern circle was constructed to align with the mid-day sun on the winter solstice.  The wood is a…

stargazing v

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland, with many standing stones that were probably erected more than 3,500 years ago.  This linocut features one of the Ballymeanoch standing stones. Linocut 75x75mm Varied edition: 32

layers iv

layers iv

Archaeologists, historians, geologists, botanists and geographers peel back and sift through layers of landscape and artifacts to investigate the meaning of the cairns, standing stones and carved rocks of Kilmartin Glen. Textile panel 18x35cm Sold

stargazing iv screenprint

stargazing iv

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland, with many standing stones that were probably erected more than 3,500 years ago.  This screenprint features standing stones from Ballymeanoch and cup & ring marks. Screen print 12x12cm Edition: 25

layers iii - collagraph

layers iii

Archaeologists, historians, geologists, botanists and geographers peel back and sift through layers of landscape and artifacts to investigate the meaning of the cairns, standing stones and carved rocks of Kilmartin Glen.  This work features the Ballymeanoch standing stones. Collagraph Image size 22x22cm Varied edition: 3 prints Sold out

temple wood i - collagraph

temple wood

Temple Wood is the site of two circles. The larger circle contains thirteen stones, with evidence that there were seven others, and probably dates from around 3,000 BCE.  Its purpose is uncertain: it is possible that the northern circle was constructed to align with the midday sun on the winter solstice. Collagraph Image size 11x40cm…

stones i

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland. There are 25 sites with standing stones, many erected at least 3,500 years ago. Textile panel 20x32cm Varied edition: 4 Sold out

layers ii

layers ii

Archaeologists, historians, geologists, botanists and geographers peel back and sift through layers of landscape and artifacts to investigate the meaning of the cairns, standing stones and carved rocks of Kilmartin Glen. Textile panels 19x43cm Sold

layers i

layers i

Archaeologists, historians, geologists, botanists and geographers peel back and sift through layers of landscape and artifacts to investigate the meaning of the cairns, standing stones and carved rocks of Kilmartin Glen. Textile panel 28x33cm Sold

alignment xii

alignment xii

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland, with many standing stones.  Standing stones could perhaps have functioned as solar or lunar observatories, aligned to predict significant solar or lunar events. Textile panel 25x79cm Sold

alignment xi

alignment xi

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland, with many standing stones.  Standing stones could perhaps have functioned as solar or lunar observatories, aligned to predict significant solar or lunar events. Textile panel 25x79cm Sold

alignment x

alignment x

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland, with many standing stones.  Standing stones could perhaps have functioned as solar or lunar observatories, aligned to predict significant solar or lunar events. Textile panel 19x23cm Sold

alignment ix

alignment ix

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland, with many standing stones.  Standing stones could perhaps have functioned as solar or lunar observatories, aligned to predict significant solar or lunar events. Textile panels Approx. 23x64cm Varied edition:3 Sold out

alignment viii

alignment viii

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland, with many standing stones.  Standing stones could perhaps have functioned as solar or lunar observatories, aligned to predict significant solar or lunar events. Textile panel 26x69cm Sold

alignment vii

alignment vii

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland, with many standing stones.  Standing stones could perhaps have functioned as solar or lunar observatories, aligned to predict significant solar or lunar events. Textile panel 26x68cm Sold

alignment vi

alignment vi

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland, with many standing stones.  Standing stones could perhaps have functioned as solar or lunar observatories, aligned to predict significant solar or lunar events. Textile panel 32x91cm Sold

alignment v

alignment iv & v

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland, with many standing stones.  Standing stones could perhaps have functioned as solar or lunar observatories, aligned to predict significant solar or lunar events. Textile panels Approx. 60x54cm Sold

alignment iii

alignment iii

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland, with many standing stones.  Standing stones could perhaps have functioned as solar or lunar observatories, aligned to predict significant solar or lunar events. Textile panel Approx. 25x75cm Sold

alignment ii

alignment ii

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland, with many standing stones.  Standing stones could perhaps have functioned as solar or lunar observatories, aligned to predict significant solar or lunar events. Textile panel Approx. 25x75cm Sold