"Beneath the Skin
I went to Shetland for the first time in May last year, expecting wild seas, a hostile, windswept, uninhabited landscape. Instead I found blue skies, calm seas and traces everywhere of the people who had lived and worked there for thousands of years.
On my second trip, this March, I’m intending, once again through the process of drawing, to track and trace even more clearly, the layers and accretions, folds and fragments and traces of time and memory that make up the landscape of Shetland.
I want to find a more profound poetic connection between these material remains of the past and the physical, material process of drawing. I want to see much further beneath the surface."
This exhibition is the result of both visits.