My archaeology series is based entirely on the idea of layering archaeological site plans from related sites, to create an abstract design that also has layers of meaning, layers similar to that of an archaeological context.
This series features ‘Gold on Black’ – a painting featuring site plans excavated by the most prominent women of the 19th century in the archaeological profession. The other paintings are based around Minoan/Cretan sites from the Bronze Age, but I am currently working on British and particularly Scottish types. I have also produced some commissions based around this concept, layering places where people lived, loved, visited and grew up.
Commission for Ruth Finnegan – layering places from the Pacific Islands, Africa, and England.