ORKNEY SHORE

ORKNEY SHORE

The natural environment of Orkney is strongly influencing my recent work, particularly the constant, dynamic movement of water and weather. I am thinking a lot about what it means to live on an island surrounded by the wide sea horizon, and experiencing that as a kind...
FLOW

FLOW

“Flow” is a 30 metre-long mural which I was commissioned to create for the new Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall. It runs along a curved wall and internal glazing between the hospital entrance hub and the two GP practices that are now based within the hospital. Inspired by...
THE STOOR WORM

THE STOOR WORM

The stoor worm, or Mester Stoor Worm, was a gigantic evil sea serpent of Orcadian folklore. When the Stoor Worm was finally killed, as it died its teeth fell out to become the islands of Orkney, Shetland and the Faroes, and its body became Iceland. The Stoor Worm...
THE RIVER

THE RIVER

Pigment ink on paper, 4000mm x 1800mm, 2015-2018. The River is a large-scale drawing that developed slowly over several years, between 2015 and 2018. The idea for it began when I was on a winter residency at Timespan, in Helmsdale where my accommodation overlooked the...
THE LISTENERS

THE LISTENERS

“The Listeners” is a series of drawings in gesso, graphite, and pigment ink on plywood or Arches paper, 2018 – 2019. When I was working on my book manuscript, “The Clearing”, I was thinking and writing about how radio waves are essentially of the same nature as...
NORTHERN LIGHT

NORTHERN LIGHT

Video with sound, 2015. A short film about light, water, and electromagnetic activity in the upper atmosphere, made while on a residency at Timespan, Helmsdale, winter 2015. ALL...