Waxing Moon, Setting Sun

Cyanotype on 300gsm Saunders Waterford
27.5 x 36cm
2017









Install view
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye
This cyanotype series was produced whilst on location as Jon Schueler Visual Artist In Residence at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye - made during rain and snow over the course of a few hours per day, through the studio windows.

The images were created using a combination of cast Plaster of Paris and plastic cups. which are used throughout the college. These unfortunately cannot be recycled locally and approximately 16,800 would have been used during my 3 month stay.

With a new village development being built around the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig campus, a key idea during the residency was what impact our present material culture would have on this imagined future place.

I considered the plastic cups as the potential remains of our society and whoever/whatever inhabits the place in a distant future may well be studying fragments of these plastic cups, as we do with the remnants of ancient civilisations and as is done, to some extent, with Gaelic culture at the college.