| Fragments from a crofting Landscape
This body of work grew from a response to the realisation that many of our old buildings and sheds are gradually disappearing from the landscape. Some simply decay disgracefully, littering their surrounds with broken timber and rusted corrugated iron, others are unceremoniously bulldozed into oblivion, to make way for the new housing.
All of them have tales to tell and have a part in the islands' heritage. I spent several weeks just drawing within the immediate vicinity of Carloway and will continue to sketch, draw and record what I can.
The finished pieces are a more personal response using paint and collage to describe form, structure and most importantly that sense of place known in Gaelic as "dualchas".