the weight of memory - mixed media

the weight of memory

The archaeological record is the body of physical evidence of human prehistory and history.  Evidence can easily be destroyed by natural catastrophes or human activity, such as land development, war, tourism or even inexpert archaeological investagtions. Online databases of field notes and photographic images are a crucial repository of knowledge about human civilisations. This image…

the new world has old stories - mixed media

the new world has old stories

Petroglyphs are found in limestone caves and shelters in the South Island of New Zealand.  They are thought to date from the 15th century, New Zealand’s ‘Moa Hunter’ period. Mixed media To understand and reconnect with our stories, the stories of the ancestors, is to build our identities. -frank delaney

i felt a soul run through me - textile panel

i felt a soul run through me

I’m from Port Glasgow, but I feel at home here among the ghosts in the ancient landscape of Argyll, with its many standing stones, cairns, cists, cup & ring marks, henge monuments, forts, duns & crannogs. The panel features four (strong and stable!) standing stones and cup & ring mark fabric designed & printed specially…

the birth of scotland ii textile panel

the birth of scotland ii

The Gaelic kingdom of Dál Riata was founded in the 6th century, when Irish Gaelic raiders called the Scoti colonized Western Scotland. I designed much of the fabric used in this panel, featuring cup & ring marks and DNA. Textile panel 20″x20″ Sold

the birth of scotland i textile panel

the birth of scotland i

The Gaelic kingdom of Dál Riata was founded in the 6th century, when Irish Gaelic raiders called the Scoti colonized Western Scotland. I designed much of the fabric used in this panel, featuring cup & ring marks and DNA. Textile panel 20″x20″ £150

blueprint i - screenprint

blueprint i

The human genome is the complete set of human genetic information, stored as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequences within the 23 chromosome pairs of the cell nucleus, and in a small DNA molecule within the mitochondrion.  The haploid human genome (contained in egg and sperm cells) consists of three billion DNA base pairs.  Genetic information is…

blueprint ii - screenprint

blueprint ii

The human genome is the complete set of human genetic information, stored as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequences within the 23 chromosome pairs of the cell nucleus, and in a small DNA molecule within the mitochondrion.  The haploid human genome (contained in egg and sperm cells) consists of three billion DNA base pairs.  Genetic information is…

redheads

redheads

Acrylic & gold leaf on wood 10x10x30cm Sold “Across the entire human population, only 1-2% has red hair in its various shades.   But in Scotland 13% of our 5 million people are redheads and about 30% carry one of the genetic variants needed to pass that characteristic  from one generation to the next.” Alistair Moffat,…

Picts II

picts ii

The term Pict generally refers to the people who lived in the far north of Scotland.  Their story is relatively undocumented, apart from a scattering of decorated stones and artefacts, created between 400-900AD.  This work features  notched rectangle designs found on some carved stones. DNA analysis has identified a genetic marker – R1bstr47, or R1b-Pict…

picts i

picts i

The term Pict generally refers to the people who lived in the far north of Scotland.  Their story is relatively undocumented, apart from a scattering of decorated stones and artefacts, created between 400-900AD. Pictii probably means painted or tattooed people: it was observed by contemporary commentators that individuals were tattooed to indicate their rank and…

genome i

genome i

The human genome is the complete set of human genetic information, stored as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequences within the 23 chromosome pairs of the cell nucleus, and in a small DNA molecule within the mitochondrion.  The haploid human genome (contained in egg and sperm cells) consists of three billion DNA base pairs.  Genetic information is…

sunshine i - screenprint

sunshine i

For all those little rays of sunshine delivered at the old Oban maternity hospital, formally Gleneuchars, the Kimberley Hotel and now the Greystones Hotel.  With a nod to Bernardino Luini’s Madonna and sleeping child with three angels … Screen print Image size: 40x20cm Edition:8 £75

ancestors i - linocut

ancestors i

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland. The concentration of carved rocks is exceptional.  The Glasvaar outcrops are covered with many complex cup & ring marks. The meaning of these marks is unknown. Such carved rocks may have been meeting places, or ritual sites. Linocut & collage block Image…

shadows - linocuts

shadows

Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of the richest prehistoric landscapes in Scotland.   The Ballymeanoch standing stones were probably erected more than 3,500 years ago.  Little is known about the people who erected them, or their motives, but their legacy lives on in the long shadows cast on the land by these enduring monuments. Linocut…

engagement - linocut

engagement

For Emma, the Renfrewshire lass in paisley-patterned trousers, and Kenny, a member of the Tartan Army Linocut Image size 10x14cm Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. antoine de saint-exupery

betrothed linocut

betrothed

For James, the English farmer, & Stine, the little Danish mermaid. Linocut Image size 6x10cm Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. antoine de saint-exupery