CIRCLE - DESERT ISLAND HOLM OF PAPAY. 27 - 28 June
Holm of Papay is a small uninhabited island, about 1000m long
and 400m wide, with well preserved Neolithic Cairns and home
of a very special Holmie Sheep
The Circles was produced in the island's Rammie Geo. This is
the first Circle which was performed under open sky without
any artificial light as nights at the Northern latitude in June
are short and relatively bright. 5 days camping on the island
we were extremely lucky with a weather - unusually sunny and
quiet. Just in the beginning the structure was lifted in the
air by the light breath, but was stabilised by rocks attached
to the bottom of the Circle.
Painting started with bright blue and golden ochre and through
night moved to the darker shades of umber and dark brown. Graphically
it was affected by movement of sun, rocks, two sheep skulls
and dry carcass of a little lamb washed on the shore of the
Sound - the sea and sea birds and absolute silence in the middle
of the night.
- My working Dress, Working Tools, Video and Photographs by
- Music by James Hesford
CIRCLE - DESERT ISLAND HOLM OF PAPAY: THE SITE, PREPARATION,
PROCESS, RESULT AND EXHIBITION
7-19. SETTING UP THE CIRCLE
20-100. 24 HOURS NON-STOP PROCESS
101-149. COMPLITED CIRCLE AND EXHIBITION VIEW IN RAMMIE GEO
150. EXHIBITION VIEW IN CHAMBERED CAIRN, 3000BC
151-154. EXHIBITION VIEW IN HORSIE HOOSE
155. UNFOLDED CIRCLE ON THE GRASS
156. OUR LUGGAGE ON THE SHORE OF HOLM
CIRCLE - DESERT ISLAND HOLM OF PAPAY
CIRCLE - DESERT ISLAND HOLM OF PAPAY. (unfolded). acrylic and
pigment on canvas. 200x1000cm click here to see bigger image
working on series of big paintings based on island's textures,
stories, landscape, old houses, stones and bones.
some paintings are treated as a garden or just transforming
as a landscape during the year.
some paintings are affected by the recent development of 24
hours "Circles" and appearing in one day.
time and sound in paintings.
sheep skulls, whale bones and other bones collected along the
island's shores are piling in the studio and giving new gestures
to the painting.
grass, sky, sea, stones and bones are blending into new construction.
different architecture. limits are different from urban structure
of cornered streets, buildings and rooms.
- JUNE 2009. PAPAY
FLYING OVER ISLES OF ORKNEY.
13-36. PAPAY FROM THE SEA. ON A FISHING BOAT WITH DOUGLAS AND
37-56. OUR GARDEN
57-62. SNOW ON PAPAY
63-75. ABANDONED HOUSE
76-86. WALK BY THE EAST SHORE OF PAPAY AND THE OLD PIER
Bone 1. Mixed Media on Board. 31x27cm
Bone 2. Mixed Media on Board. 31x27cm
Bone 5. Mixed Media on Board. 45x460cm
Bone 3. Mixed Media on Board. 30x30cm
Bone 4. Mixed Media on Board. 15x16cm
Bone 6. Mixed Media on Board. 63x40cm
Bone 7. Mixed Media on Board. 46x35cm
Bone II-1. Mixed Media on Board. 18x12cm
Bone II-2. Mixed Media on Board. 18x12cm
Bone II-3. Mixed Media on Board. 18x12cm
Bone II-4. Mixed Media on Board. 18x12cm
Bone II-5. Mixed Media on Board. 18x12cm
Bone II-6. Mixed Media on Board. 18x12cm
Bone II-7. Mixed Media on Board. 33x22cm
Bone II-8. Mixed Media on Board. 33x21cm
Drawings from Tredwall 1 - 34. Mixed Media on Paper. 59 x 41cm
Wondering in the forest to find a random group of trees. Weaving
a loom using approximately 10.000 – 15.000 meters of 6mm
nylon rope* to create a room - shelter - compilation in the
forest. From outside it will look like a translucent volume.
From inside – see trough screens framing and rendering
the view. The detail of the structure are developed not to damage
the trees and to absorb vibration and movement.
*Nylon rope can be replaced with a fallen tree’s branches
joined together and forming a long line, but this method has
not been tested yet.