peter time - digital collage

peter time

Lost in work. Digital collage Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep…

A critical juncture - digital collage

a critical juncture

A common pastime at my primary school was collecting and swapping scraps – die-cut paper images.  Scraps were stored between the pages of a book, either individually or in a set, a collection of a single image in various sizes.  At playtime, collectors would swap scrap books and thumb through the pages, poking scraps of…

starry messenger - digital collage

starry messenger

A common pastime at my primary school was collecting and swapping scraps – die-cut paper images.  Scraps were stored between the pages of a book, either individually or in a set, a collection of a single image in various sizes.  At playtime, collectors would swap scrap books and thumb through the pages, poking scraps of…

the past is a foreign country - digital collage

the past is a foreign country

A common pastime at my primary school was collecting and swapping scraps – die-cut paper images.  Scraps were stored between the pages of a book, either individually or in a set, a collection of a single image in various sizes.  At playtime, collectors would swap scrap books and thumb through the pages, poking scraps of…

the price of knowledge - digital collage

the price of knowledge

NASA built six Space Shuttles, reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft. Enterprise was used only for flight tests. Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour were used to launch satellites, conduct science experiments in orbit and service the International Space Station. 135 missions were flown between 1981 and 2011. Challenger and Columbia were both destroyed in mission…

have another kipper, doctor! - digital collage

have another kipper, doctor!

Because if you don’t have it for breakfast, I’ll be making it into kedgeree for dinner! Dr Finlay’s Casebook is a collection of stories about Dr Finlay, Dr Cameron and their housekeeper Janet in the fictional Scottish village of Tannochbrae in the 1920s.  The stories are based on author AJ Cronin’s own experiences as a…

dr finlay, i presume?

Dr Finlay’s Casebook is a collection of stories about Dr Finlay, Dr Cameron and their housekeeper Janet in the fictional Scottish village of Tannochbrae in the 1920s.  The stories are based on author AJ Cronin’s own experiences as a doctor.  The BBC adapted the stories for television in the 1960s, and again in the 1990s.…

dammit, janet! - digital collage

dammit, janet!

Dr Finlay’s Casebook is a collection of stories about Dr Finlay, Dr Cameron and their housekeeper Janet in the fictional Scottish village of Tannochbrae in the 1920s.  The stories are based on author AJ Cronin’s own experiences as a doctor.  The BBC adapted the stories for television in the 1960s, and again in the 1990s.…

another teacake, doctor cameron - digital collage

another teacake, doctor cameron?

Dr Finlay’s Casebook is a collection of stories about Dr Finlay, Dr Cameron and their housekeeper Janet in the fictional Scottish village of Tannochbrae in the 1920s.  The stories are based on author AJ Cronin’s own experiences as a doctor.  The BBC adapted the stories for television in the 1960s, and again in the 1990s.…

the name's Finlay, Dr. Finlay - digital collage

the name’s finlay, dr finlay

Dr Finlay’s Casebook is a collection of stories about Dr Finlay, Dr Cameron and their housekeeper Janet in the fictional Scottish village of Tannochbrae in the 1920s.  The stories are based on author AJ Cronin’s own experiences as a doctor.  The BBC adapted the stories for television in the 1960s, and again in the 1990s.…

the fall digital collage

the fall

Forming a strong and stable government … Based on The Fall of Man by Lucas Cranach the Younger Digital collage And the woman said, ‘The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.’ book of genesis

pantomime digital collage

pantomime

General Election shenanigans … he’s behind you. Digital collage True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. socrates

Temptation - Oban Chocolate Company

temptation

Some chocolate-themed old master paintings… Installation – framed digital collages on aluminium Commissioned by the Oban Chocolate Company “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” -charles m schulz

Nigella no-mates

nigella no-mates

So many pressing global issues – climate change, poverty, corruption, conflict, inequality, discrimination … and the UK agonizes over whether to remain part of the European Union, created after World War II to foster unity and world peace. Incomprehensible. Digital collage 21x28cm £40 Larger sizes available to order No man is an island, Entire of…

a political landscape

Same world, different planet. So many pressing global issues – climate change, poverty, corruption, conflict, inequality, discrimination … and the UK agonizes over whether to remain part of the European Union, created after World War II to foster unity and world peace. Incomprehensible. Digital collage 22x21cm £30 Larger sizes available to order “The only thing…

the bigger picture

the bigger picture

So many pressing global issues – climate change, poverty, corruption, conflict, inequality, discrimination … and the UK agonizes over whether to remain part of the European Union, created after World War II to foster unity and world peace. Incomprehensible. We need to evolve or go the way of the dinosaurs. Digital collage 21x21cm £30 Larger…

Blood moon

blood moon

On Monday 28 September, a spectacular “blood moon” was visible between 3-4am as a result of the simultaneous occurrence of a “supermoon” (a full moon when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit) and a lunar eclipse (the moon passes into the shadow of Earth). This “blood moon” appears red because while sunlight…

connected

connected

A memento of a wonderful evening on a boat, on Lac Léman, in June. For Nastaran and Kim. Digital collage “I never am really satisfied that I understand anything; because, understand it well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand about the many connections and…

collages

Collages are artworks made by gluing various flat materials – such as paper, newspaper clippings, book pages, tapes, photographs, stamps, wrappers, etc. – to a piece of paper, canvas or other substrate. Digital collages are computer-generated collages – components are scanned digitally and drawn together into a multi-layered digital composition.   I work with photographs, drawings,…

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…

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…

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…

herring girls iii digital collage Oban

herring girls iii

Some twisted Victoriana. Herring girls followed the herring fishing fleets, to gut and pack the silver darlings.  I hope they spent some of their hard-earned cash on party dresses and hats for the post-work ceilidhs … Digital collage 22x22cm £30 Larger sizes available

floating worlds - digital - hms challenger

floating worlds

“On the 11th, at 2.50 am, the first iceberg was sighted.  At 5 am sails were furled, and a sounding, trawling, and serial temperatures were taken in 1260 fathoms, Diatom ooze, Station 152.  Up to the time of the Expedition, about 500 species of radiolarian had been identified.  Challenger brought home more than 2,000 new…

aurora - digital

aurora

In investigating the strength and direction of the ocean currents, such as the Gulf Stream, when out of sight of land or unable to anchor a boat, observations of the heavenly bodies are the only resource … Digital collage Limited edition: 10 prints 36x150cm “The ship remained at Halifax from the 9th to the 19th…

challenger iii - digital

challenger iii

“The vast ocean lay scientifically unexplored  All the efforts of the previous decade had been directed to the strips of water around the coast and to enclosed or partially enclosed seas; great things had certainly been done there, but as certainly far greater things remained to be done beyond. This consideration led to the conception…

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…