Project -
Landshapes

Commissioned by -
ATLAS Arts

Commission by to create a limited edition artwork which responded to a research trip to Skye.

Screen prints (10.5 x 14.8cm) risograph print (21 x 29.7cm) and sticker set in screen printed box.

2016







Commission by ATLAS Arts to create a limited edition artwork which responded to a research trip to Skye.

These prints map the journey up the Sgurr Alasdair, the highest peak on Skye, representing the ‘views’ I encountered and playing with the idea/format of a postcard. I considered how we read landscapes, expectations of what a mountain is, and charted my own experience of the climb using an abstract, almost diagrammatic aesthetic.

Alongside the screen prints, I produced an interactive sticker set which played with the idea of cairn building in response to the growing discontent from many people in Skye towards the practce as a touristic novelty, without purpose.
The set features stone like shapes, and a screen printed plinth upon which to build the cairn - rather than using real stones in the landscape. This could then be photographed wherever it was made and taken as a lasting physical memento, rather than a pile of rocks left to anger the locals.

Research trip