refract ii

refract ii

Snell’s window is a phenomenon by which an underwater viewer sees everything above the surface through a cone of light, caused by refraction of light entering the water. The area outside Snell’s window will either be completely dark or reflect underwater objects. Textile panel c.  80x120cm Sold

refract i

refract i

Snell’s window is a phenomenon by which an underwater viewer sees everything above the surface through a cone of light, caused by refraction of light entering the water. The area outside Snell’s window will either be completely dark or reflect underwater objects. Textile panel c. 80x120cm £150

tapa

tapa

Tapa cloth is made in many Pacific islands, including Tonga and Fiji. The Challenger expedition report notes its use for clothing. Digital collage Limited edition: 10 prints 36x150cm

abyss

abyss

“Abyss” is from the Greek word ἄβυσσος, meaning bottomless. The abyssal zone of the oceans – 4-6 km – is perpetually dark and cold and silent. Inhabitants, such as the deep-sea anglerfish and the giant squid, must withstand immense pressure. The deepest trenches in the ocean, such as the Mariana Trench in the Pacific, are…

memento murray

memento murray

John Murray (1841-1914), a pioneering oceanographer, was Wyville Thomson’s assistant on HMS Challenger’s 1872-76 expedition to explore the oceans. The publication of the 50 volume report of the Challenger Expedition fell largely to Murray, who completed the task in 1896.  Murray had the Challenger Medal made at his own expense as a token of appreciation…

what lies beneath

what lies beneath

Oceanographer John Murray (1841-1914), HMS Challenger, some fish illustrations and a bathymetrical chart from the Murray & Hjort book The Depths of the Ocean. The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) was founded in 1884 (as the Scottish Marine Station) by Murray.  This collage was prepared to celebrate SAMS’s 130th anniversary. Digital collage

birth of a scientist

birth of a scientist

The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) was founded in 1884 (as the Scottish Marine Station) by Murray. This collage was made to celebrate SAM’s 130th anniversary. Digital collage In an address to his old school, Murray describes early experiments with electricity: “… several companions arrived from Stirling to see my experiments ; they had…

ancestors iii - screenprint

ancestors iii

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…

ancestors ii - screenprint

ancestors 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…

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…

jam tomorrow - john logie baird

jam tomorrow

John Logie Baird (1888 – 1946) was a Scottish engineer and inventor, born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire. He was the first person to demonstrate a working television, and voted number 44 in the BBC’s 2002 list of the “100 Greatest Britons”. The phrase ‘jam tomorrow’ signifies a never-fulfilled promise …  Before working on his television system,…

Mr Baird's legacy - digital collage

mr baird’s legacy

John Logie Baird (1888 – 1946) was a Scottish engineer and inventor, born in Helensburgh. He was the first person to demonstrate a working television, and was voted number 44 in the BBC’s 2002 list of the “100 Greatest Britons”. Baird built his television set using, among other things, a hatbox, scissors, darning needles, bicycle…

Mr Baird's legacy - digital collage

mr baird's legacy

John Logie Baird (1888 – 1946) was a Scottish engineer and inventor, born in Helensburgh. He was the first person to demonstrate a working television, and was voted number 44 in the BBC’s 2002 list of the “100 Greatest Britons”. Baird built his television set using, among other things, a hatbox, scissors, darning needles, bicycle…

blue oban - linocut

blue oban

A development of my linocut What the Victorians did for Oban, in the style of the Blue Willow crockery pattern: the pagoda is replaced by McCaig’s Tower, the boat is a Calmac ferry, the bridge is the Connel Bridge and  the birds are seagulls, of course. Lasercut lino Diameter c.28cm Edition: 20 Sold out “I…

Song of the setting sun - Inveraray linocut

song of the setting sun

Inveraray is a small town on the western shore of Loch Fyne. I see this view regularly, when travelling home to Oban via Glasgow.  And I know then I’m almost home. Linocut 40x15cm Edition:10 £70 “The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.” -pamela hansford johnson

Entering the west - Inveraray linocut

entering the west

Inveraray is a small town on the western shore of Loch Fyne.  I see this view regularly, when travelling home to Oban via Glasgow.  And then I know I’m almost home. Linocut 40x13cm Edition:20 £70 Lay down your sweet and weary head Night is falling You’ve come to journey’s end Sleep now and dream of…

Skye boat song - collage

boat song

Collage, featuring a map of Skye, screen-printed birds, silver plated copper, washi paper peaks and the lyrics of the Skye Boat Song. Collage & screenprint 40x14cm £120, framed Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, Onward! the sailors cry. -skye boat song

iolair

iolair

Collage, featuring a map of Skye, screen-printed boats, washi paper birds, origami paper waves, net, palladium, silver plated copper and the music & lyrics of the Skye Boat Song.  Iolair is Gaelic for eagle. Collage & screenprint 30x30cm For Janet Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, Onward! the sailors cry. -skye boat…

speed bonnie boats

speed bonnie boats

Collage, featuring a map of Skye, screen-printed boats, washi paper birds, origami paper waves, net, palladium, silver plated copper and the music & lyrics of the Skye Boat Song. Collage & screenprint 27x27cm Sold Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, Onward! the sailors cry. -skye boat song

the forty five

the forty-five

Collage, featuring a map of Skye, screen-printed boats, a stamp, origami paper waves, net, palladium, silver plated copper and the music & lyrics of the Skye Boat Song. The Jacobite rising of 1745 – “the Forty-Five” – was an attempt by Charles Edward Stuart – “Bonnie Prince Charlie” – to regain the British throne for…

mackerel vii - linocut

mackerel vii

Linocut 8x8cm Edition:20 £20 “Do not tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.” -mark twain

trout - screenprint

trout

Screen print 12x12cm Edition:11 £45 “A Gustave Courbet portrait of a trout has more death in it than Rubens could get in a whole Crucifixion.” -robert hughes

five herrings

five herrings

Inveraray is a royal burgh in Argyll, on the shore of Loch Fyne. The town’s coat of arms depicts a net cast out over the ocean, entangled in which are five herrings. Screen print 20x20cm Edition: 5 £60

dance me to the end of love

dance me to the end of love

On listening to a Leonard Cohen love song …. On 18 September, 2014, the people of Scotland decide whether to become an independent country or to remain part of the United Kingdom. The image features the Three Graces by Raphael in the Autumn/Winter Vote Couture collection.  The Graces are the party girls of Greek mythology,…

venus as a scottish voter - Scottish referendum collage

venus as a scottish voter

Venus as a Scottish Voter, negotiating her identity through the medium of fashion. On 18 September, 2014, the people of Scotland decide whether to become an independent country or to remain part of the United Kingdom.  The image features Bouguereau’s Birth of Venus as a paper doll, with Saltire & Union flag dresses.  The print…

i never promised you a rose garden

i never promised you a rose garden

On listening to Lynn Anderson … On 18 September, 2014, the people of Scotland decide whether to become an independent country or to remain part of the United Kingdom.  The arguments rage: logic, economics & statistics pitted against feelings & emotions.  Divorce analogies are common. The image features the Treaty of Union, an agreement of…

hearts and minds

hearts & minds

On 18 September, 2014, the people of Scotland decide whether to become an independent country or to remain part of the United Kingdom.  The arguments rage: logic, economics & statistics pitted against feelings & emotions. The image features the Declaration of Arbroath, a declaration of Scottish independence made in 1320 in a letter to Pope…

hearts and minds

hearts & minds

On 18 September, 2014, the people of Scotland decide whether to become an independent country or to remain part of the United Kingdom.  The arguments rage: logic, economics & statistics pitted against feelings & emotions. The image features the Declaration of Arbroath, a declaration of Scottish independence made in 1320 in a letter to Pope…

an t-oban linocut

an t-Òban

Fishing boats, mackerel and the spectacular view from McCaig’s Tower into the west over Oban Bay and the islands of Kerrera & Mull.  An t-Òban means “little bay” in Gaelic. Screenprint 77x154mm Edition:30 Sold out