Scotia I

Screenprint and digital pigment print in an edition of 14, 56 x 76 cm.

The image Scotia I was conceived at the request of Creative Scotland to celebrate and promote the launch of ‘The Year of Creative Scotland’ in 2012.

Essentially a new iteration of the familiar geographical features of Scotland featuring a range of diverse cultural imagery, the artwork takes its inspiration from early printed maps of the 17th and 18th centuries, particularly those which include illustrated panels detailing local culture, flora, fauna and geological features of note.

The cartography itself was initially composed digitally by referencing details from 19th century maps of the geology and palaeontology of Scotland  combined with a variety of contemporary satellite images, endeavouring to fuse elements from both ancient and modern perspectives.