September 12, 2019

Should we adapt or tear down monuments of shame?

David Hutchison, 55

I attended Golspie High School where the skyline is dominated by a monument to the Duke of Sutherland. He was a main instigator of the Highland Clearances, where the land was cleared of people to make way for sheep. Should monuments of people who caused such suffering be torn down or adapted to reflect their history? Perhaps a Sheep Duke?

Sheep Duke, 2018Acrylic on canvas102 x127 cm