Scottish Bog Oak Landscapes
Acrylic, ink and chalk on Scottish bog oak pieces. Small landscapes inspired by the cup and ring marks at Kilmartin Glen in Argyll, Scotland 100x50mm Bog oak is 3500 years old ! Priced individually at £40.00 each
I've always had a fascination for indigenous art and so called primitive art. Since working in archaeology and timber I always wondered if the wood was painted in the houses, henges and gathering sites here in Scotland. This is just a response to it all. These wood tablets, bark sheets, stag oak branches and bog oak pieces are all painted on offcuts from the workshop - ash, elm, oak, sycamore - whatever is lying around. All painted and carved tablets are made from Scottish hardwoods. They are storylines in themselves, partly mine, partly the viewer. Colourful, non descriptive, ancestoral messages held on wood from a primitive place.