paisley girl screenprint

paisley girl

In 1697, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Christian Shaw, daughter of the Laird of Bargarran, complained of being tormented by local witches.  Seven people, known as the Paisley, Bargarran or Renfrewshire witches, were found guilty of having bewitched Shaw and were condemned to death. Five of them were hanged then burned on the Gallow Green in Paisley on…

The Travelling Salesman

the travelling salesman

In the footsteps of Columba … a missionary toolkit In 563 Columba was given land on the island of Iona, which became  his base for conversion of the Picts to Christianity. This gilded suitcase features rosaries, celtic crosses, religious medallions, bibles, miniature icons, prayers, and some bottled Christianity: original sin, divine mystery, holy trinity, baptism,…

Brother Columba's Travelling Salvation Show

brother columba's travelling salvation show

In the footsteps of Columba … a missionary toolkit In 563 Columba was given land on the island of Iona, which became  his base for conversion of the Picts to Christianity. This gilded suitcase features bibles, icons, pilgrims’ shells, devotional scapulars, St Patrick & St Bridget medallions, and some bottled Catholicism: absolution, plenary indulgences, original…

Brother Columba's Travelling Salvation Show

brother columba’s travelling salvation show

In the footsteps of Columba … a missionary toolkit In 563 Columba was given land on the island of Iona, which became  his base for conversion of the Picts to Christianity. This gilded suitcase features bibles, icons, pilgrims’ shells, devotional scapulars, St Patrick & St Bridget medallions, and some bottled Catholicism: absolution, plenary indulgences, original…

the monks legacy

the monk’s legacy

In the footsteps of Columba … literacy. In 563 Columba was given land on the island of Iona, which became a centre of literacy and his base for conversion of the Picts to Christianity.   Many Catholic schools and parishes throughout Scotland are named after Columba, including St Columba’s in Oban, the cathedral of the…

the book of the dead

the book of the dead

In the footsteps of Columba … war. Around 560, Columba copied a psalter manuscript on the sly at the scriptorium of his mentor Finnian, who claimed ownership of the copy.  The dispute between Columba and Finnian escalated: about 3,000 men were killed at the resulting Battle of Cúl Dreimhne.  Columba was held responsible for these…

the song remains the same

the song remains the same

In the footsteps of Columba … inspiration for composers. The Cathach of St. Columba is a late 6th century Irish Psalter, traditionally identified as the copy made by Columba of a book loaned to him by Finnian.  The 58 folios in the damaged and incomplete vellum manuscript contain the text of Psalms 30:10 to 105:13…

three hail marys

three hail marys

Columba was exiled from Ireland for his role in provoking the Battle of Cúl Dreimhne in 561, during which more than 3,000 men died.  In 563, he was given land on the island of Iona which became his base for converting the Picts to Christianity. In the footsteps of Columba … free psychotherapy.  The sacrament…

hail mary iii - screenprint

hail mary iii

Columba was exiled from Ireland for his role in provoking the Battle of Cúl Dreimhne in 561, during which more than 3,000 men died.  In 563, he was given land on the island of Iona which became his base for converting the Picts to Christianity. In the footsteps of Columba … new goddesses for old. …

hail mary ii - screenprint

hail mary ii

Columba was exiled from Ireland for his role in provoking the Battle of Cúl Dreimhne in 561, during which more than 3,000 men died.  In 563, he was given land on the island of Iona which became his base for converting the Picts to Christianity. In the footsteps of Columba … new goddesses for old. …

hail mary i - screenprint

hail mary i

Columba was exiled from Ireland for his role in provoking the Battle of Cúl Dreimhne in 561, during which more than 3,000 men died.  In 563, he was given land on the island of Iona which became his base for converting the Picts to Christianity. In the footsteps of Columba … new goddesses for old.…

mantilla - screenprint

mantilla

Columba was exiled from Ireland for his role in provoking the Battle of Cúl Dreimhne in 561, during which more than 3,000 men died.  In 563, he was given land on the island of Iona which became his base for converting the Picts to Christianity. In the footsteps of Columba … legitimized gender inequality.  Women…

genesis

With a nod to Rothko … For Mick & Diane Acrylic Image size 150x50cm Evening came, and morning came, the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth and everything in them were completed. -the book of genesis