Ship of Loons
I'm not sure what this one is all about really ! Imaginary journeys, unknown voyages or just going to a place in my mindseye. A boat filled with the opportunity to explore all of this I suppose ! Anyway .. made from Scottish sycamore and painted in acrylic and chalk. Measures 240mm long 150mm high. Just waiting for the right person to sail off with it !
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.