Do You Paddle Your Own Canoe?

Do You Paddle Your Own Canoe?

I made a canoe! Isn’t she fine? Have you ever had an ambition to do something but realised you needed help? Well, I had some help. Quite a lot actually, from the fine folk at Archipelago Folkschool on the Isle of Mull. I love their ethos of’...
Residency in a shipping container

Residency in a shipping container

  This month’s big excitement was my first trip beyond Orkney’s shores since March. I was fortunate to be able to finally take up my Scottish Emerging Writer’s Residency at the wonderful Cove Park Artists’ Centre in Argyll. I’d been...
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...
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...
DARK MATTER

DARK MATTER

During a residency at Timespan in Helmsdale between January and March 2015, I developed a body of work that embraced the darkness of the Northern winter. At the time, I wrote: “Dark matters. Winter at 58º North is a good time and place to think about this, about what...
CLOUD CHAMBER

CLOUD CHAMBER

Polyester dacron fibre, dimensions variable, 2004. ‘Cloud Chamber’ was first devised during a residency at IAAB international Artists Residencies in Basel, Switzerland. It evolved in response to a period of ill health which had constrained my movement for several...

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