Midwinter is approaching! May I direct your attention to two current exhibitions in Edinburgh, in which I am showing my latest creations:
The first is The Written Image, a joint project between Edinburgh Printmakers and the Scottish Poetry Library. Printmakers were paired up with poets to produce collaborative works, and you can see the stunning results at Edinburgh Printmakers until December 21st: an astounding variety of work in printmaking media, including artist books, sculpture, laser-cutting and comic art.
My humble contribution is an artist book, an illustration and embodiment of Glasgow-based poet Nalini Paul’s beautiful poem Hrafn Floki, which tells the story of the mythical discovery of Iceland by a Norwegian explorer. I screenprinted the pages at Edinburgh Printmakers and laser-cut the book cover into the shape of a raven at the Edinburgh Laser Cutting Studio. Do go to the exhibition if you can, and have a look at the work – you will be able to read Nalini’s poem in full as you walk around the raven.
Gallery Ten is now also showing their Winter Exhibition, with works by Spektrum Print Collective and Hole Editions, as well as jewellery by Silverhub Studios. My latest selkie prints are on the wall and in the browsers there, so do go by and have a look! The new prints are a mix of stone and plate lithography, as I have been working on combining a mix of digital and traditional techniques which has been very exciting, and pushed my approach to printmaking in new directions.
Gallery Ten also has my recent artist’s book To the Land/to the Sea, which shows the transformation of a woman into a seal (to the sea) and on the other side, transformation from a seal to a woman (to the land). This book is also available online in my etsy shop, as are various cards and miniprints, all ready for the Xmas season!
I hope some of you will be able to see the exhibitions in Edinburgh. I am currently having problems accessing my server, so I haven’t been able to upload images of all these works to the website, but will do so a.s.a.p.
As a little midwinter bonus, I have made a little advent calendar story, posting a picture a day to my facebook and twitter pages from December 1st to 24th. Do have a peek – they are publically accessible pages, even if you’re not on facebook or twitter.
Wishing you all a warm winter season! Thanks for reading.