PEOPLE:

I have family who live in the Scottish Borders, near the Whiteadder River. It is a truly magical place and I love going to visit. On one of my many trips down to the river on a cold winters afternoon, I sat on the bank, the sun was at a low angle and perfectly silhouetted the grass and plants in front of me. I took a photograph, but like often happens, the image did not come close to capturing the real beauty which was in front of me.

A few weeks past and I kept thinking about that afternoon, I wanted to capture some of that beauty. This desire set me out on a journey to document the changing seasons on the wildflowers, plants and grasses to be found at a certain point on the banks of the Whiteadder River.

With this series of work, I want to capture the beauty of the mundane. Grasses, plants and flowers which are often overlooked when we are out for a walk. By taking them out of context and playing with scale, we see them in a new light. I want to encourage people to look down more, see what is by their feet and notice beauty in the everyday.

WALKS, NOVEMBER 2019

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During a residency at Edinburgh Academy, I would regularly walk along the Water if Leith in Stockbrigde. As I walked, I would document the people I passed by.

 

This work ‘Walks, November 2019’ is a collection of some of the people I walked past on 19th November. I created this composite composition, deliberately placing people uncomfortably close to each other as most people I encountered were walking alone.

Hand cut Foamex PVC plastic which is mounted off the wall casting shadows behind.

120/80cm

£1500

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ART AND DT

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Laser cut black Acrylic which is mounted off the wall casting shadows behind.

85/49 cm

Edition of 10

£250

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PIPE BAND

Laser cut black Acrylic which is mounted off the wall casting shadows behind.

85/53 cm

Edition of 10

£250