Oil on CanvasEscape to the sea, 202050x70cm

My work has developed from the creation of bone sculptures, made from sheep bones found in the Pentland hills outside Edinburgh, into a narrative that explores the complexities of a relationship marred by severe mental illness through invented mythical characters. A necromancer is haunted by bone monsters he brought to life to keep the intense loneliness of his post-human condition at bay, only to be tortured by their coldness and lack of love, when a bird woman appears and attempts to care for him. Together they wander through the landscape, but the monsters always catch up, and when she takes him into her arms to fly across the sea, the monsters can fly too.