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CALTON HILL SERIES

This photo shows four laser cut drawings by Martha Ellis. They are the views north, south, east and west from Calton Hill in Edinburgh.

This series of four drawings show the views north, south, east, and west from Calton Hill, which is situated close to the heart of Edinburgh city centre. It is a popular spot for people to go and enjoy the magnificent 365-degree views of the Scottish capital.

Calton Hill holds a very special place in my heart. Before moving to Scotland in 2017 I would regularly visit the city. Each visit would always involve walking up the steep steps to the top of the hill to sit and take in the city before me.  Many New Years Eve have been spent looking at the castle from Calton Hill to watch the infamous fireworks display as the bell struck midnight, each blast illuminating the stunning variety of buildings below.

I have loved the challenge of creating this series of drawings, capturing the diverse types of buildings which make up Edinburgh city, layered on top of each other. The pieces work wonderfully as a collection of four drawings, or equally as a stand alone work of art.

This photo shows a laser cut drawing by Martha Ellis which is called 'Calton Hill - North'. It is a cut out drawing using laser technology to cut away parts of a sheet of MDF. The view shows lots of buildings in Edinburgh as you look north to the Firth of Forth.

CALTON HILL - NORTH

Laser cut drawing

42/59cm or 16/23'' MDF 

Edition of 50

£250 or £850 for set of four

The drawing is unframed and is mounted directly to the wall with integrated hanging blocks. Each piece comes with nails and instructions.

This view looks north all the way over the Firth of Forth to the coastline of Fife, past the top of Elm Row, Leith and Leith Docks.

This photo was taken from the top of Calton Hill in Edinburgh. It shows the tops of lots of building and you can see the Firth of Forth inear the horizon.
This is a detail shot from the laser cut drawing 'Calton Hill - North' by Martha Ellis. You can see lots of buiding stacked on top of each other in the foreground and the esturay and hill in the background. They are all cut from ligh brown MDF using a laser.
This is a detailed zoomed in shot from the drawing called 'Calton Hill - North' by Martha Ellis. It shows buildings and trees which have been cut out of MDF using laser technology. You can see shadowns behind as the gaps cast shadows onto the wall behind.
This photo shows a laser cut drawing by Martha Ellis which is called 'Calton Hill - West'. It is a cut out drawing using laser technology to cut away parts of a sheet of MDF. The view shows lots of buildings in Edinburgh including Holyrood Palace in the midgorund. Plants and bushes are in the foreground and part of Arthurs seat is i nthe background.

CALTON HILL - EAST

Looking east you see the Burns Monument, The Palace of Holyroodhouse at the bottom of the Royal Mile. Behind which is Holyrood Park and the lower part of Authur’s Seat.

Laser cut drawing

42/59cm or 16/23'' MDF 

Edition of 50

£250 or £850 for set of four

The drawing is unframed and is mounted directly to the wall with integrated hanging blocks. Each piece comes with nails and instructions.

Thie photo is the view form Calton Hill in Edinburgh looking east towards Holyrood Palace and the bottom part of Arthurs Seat.
This is a zoomed in section of Martha Ellis' drawing from Calton Hill - East. It shows a section of Burns monument cut fro light brown MDF wood. You can see some shadows in the backgroud.
This is a oomed in section from Martha Ellis' laser cut drawing called 'Calton Hill - East' it shows buildings and part of Holyrood Palace.
This image shows a laser cut drawing by Martha Ellis called ' Calton Hill - South'. The drawing is of lots of buildings layered up on top of each other. In the foreground are some trees and a bench, in the midgorund are lots of buldings and in the background there are hills.

CALTON HILL - SOUTH

The views south from Calton Hill take in two government buildings, the Art Deco styled St Andrew's House contrasting the contemporary Queen Elizabeth House. The drawing looks over Southside, Blackford, Hillend dry ski slope and the Pentland Hills.

Laser cut drawing

42/59cm or 16/23'' MDF 

Edition of 50

£250 or £850 for set of four

The drawing is unframed and is mounted directly to the wall with integrated hanging blocks. Each piece comes with nails and instructions.

This photo is looking south from the top of Calton Hill in Edinburgh. It shows lots of building in the city centre and the Pentland hills on he horizon.
This is a zoomed in section of Martha Ellis' laser cut drawing from the top of Calton Hill. It shows lots of bulilding layered up and shadows cast onto the wall behind.
This is a zoomed in section of Martha Ellis' laser cut drawing from the top of Calton Hill. It shows lots of bulilding layered up and shadows cast onto the wall behind.
This image shows the laser cut drawing by Martha Ellis of the view from Calton Hill looking west over Ediburgh city centre. It is cut from light brown MDF and has trees and building in the foreground. Then lots of buildings in the midground and finally Edinburgh castle in the top left hand corner.

CALTON HILL - WEST

Looking west you see the tops of buildings in Waterloo Place, the Balmoral Hotel, Scott Monument, The National Records of Scotland building, part of Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle.

Laser cut drawing

42/59cm or 16/23'' MDF 

Edition of 50

£250 or £850 for set of four

The drawing is unframed and is mounted directly to the wall with integrated hanging blocks. Each piece comes with nails and instructions.

This isa a photo looking west from Calton Hill. It shows the building in Edinburgh city centre including Scott Monument and Edinburgh Castle
This is a oomed in section of a laser cut drawing by Martha Ellis. It shows parts of building cut from light brown MDF wood and has shodows cast onto the wall behind.
This is a oomed in section of a laser cut drawing by Martha Ellis. It shows parts of building cut from light brown MDF wood and has shodows cast onto the wall behind.
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