Recent Work

Decoy

Decoy is a film about being entangled with a forest and its wild things. The images were simultaneously shot deep in a Caledonian pine forest. The full coloured image moves forward into the landscape and the black and white image draws backward through the landscape. With this work we are trying to get at the …

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FEÀRNA / CO2

‘Feàrna’ means alder tree in Gaelic. In the summer of 2013 We found a piece of bark from an old Alder tree that exists between Coire Buidhe and Camghouran Burn near the south-western edge of the Black Wood of Rannoch. When we found it we were about to climb Leagag hill and get a better …

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FIADH

Fiadh is Scottish Gaelic for deer, but it also references wildness. This is an experimental and evolving sculpture first presented in Sylva Caledonia exhibition at Summerhall (2015) as a deer exclosure model; a fence that protects the forest from the ravages of large deer herds promoted by hunting estates of Scotland. The work was inspired …

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Lanolin, Can you see the forests of Scotland?

This artwork has been previously shown as a part of ‘Caledonia Futures: The Forests are Moving’ at the Tent Gallery, in Art Space and Nature (2013). It is a commentary on the relationship between landscape, trees and sheep in Scotland. The work emerges from experiences in Loch Katrine with the Native Woodlands Discussion Group. During …

TAOD GAOISDEI and AN DORCHADAS

Taod Gaoisdei and An Dorchadas (Darkness) are related artworks: one is a bitless bridle made of birch twigs and horsehair, the other one is an image of a horse with the bridle. This term ‘taod gaoisdei’ is found in Scottish folklore that talks about catching a Kelpie with a special bridle. Taod gaoisdei is a …

The Ladder in the Wood

Deep inside the Black Wood of Rannoch there is an old wooden ladder. It was left behind by a former deerstalker who worked this forest patch over thirty years ago. It was used to climb that tree to sit quietly and shoot deer. The sitting platform is long gone. Now it is almost indiscernible from …