Bark Paintings Kilmartin Series
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, ancestral messages held on wood from a primitive place.
Some old a new work recently collated into one place. Mostly painted on ash, birch and alder bark from local Stromboli’s felled trees found along the River Tweed near Ancrum, Scottish Borders A few more to see here
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