High among the rocky tops of Bidean nam Bian, Glencoe, you can truly escape. Recalling ancient tales from Scottish folklore heightens the sense of adventure, and an elevated perception of being immersed the wilderness takes you beyond what is simply seen, and deeper into what is experienced.
The focus of my work is in exploring themes of wilderness, Scottish folklore, and escape from a connected society. The images embody the feelings of excitement and fear that come with exploration as a way of trying to capture the essence of escape from a world in which we are ever more connected to the map. While on the mountain, the Highland folklore that surrounds these locations helps to stir the imagination beyond reality. Occasionally Iâ€™ll aim to represent the idea of storytelling visually, with images finished to appear like a child's pop up book. The suggestion appeals to our daydreams; the child listening to story from a grandparent, the explorer wandering through the high hills, a fleeting moment in which all that exists is you and the rocky earth.