Updated: Aug 3, 2019
Yesterday I installed 'Do Not Disturb | The Permanence of Fragility' as part of Cryptic's Below the Blanket project. Running through to August 26th, it's an evening event, with work by artists Kathy Hinde, Luci Holland, Hannah Imlach, Heather Lander, Matthew Olden and composer Malcolm Lindsay.
The Flow Country is the world’s largest blanket bog, a vast mass of peat and Sphagnum moss, shot through with hundreds of lochs, that covers 200,000 hectares in Caithness and Sutherland. Home to many rare animals, birds, insects and plants, the peat also acts as a natural store for carbon, helping to offset the effects of climate change. The RSPB are working to repair and protect a huge part of this environment.
I've made three painting sculptures that reflect upon the sphagnum moss and its importance within the peat bogs. It is a beautiful landscape that needs to be preserved and protected. Below the Blanket looks to raise awareness and appreciation of the Flow Country.