Na h-Eileanan

My maternal grandmother's family emigrated from Scotland in the 1800's, and the country, its mythology, and its people have always had a strong familiar pull for me. Through this project, entitled 'Na h-Eileanan' ('The Isles' in Scottish Gaelic), I worked exclusively in the remote Hebridean Islands of Scotland. 

The Hebrides are an ancient, lonely, quiet place. With history stretching back through Celtic, Norse, and Neolithic peoples, pre-historic structures dot the isles. There are few trees to break up the stretches of moorland and boulder fields. Mountains and hills and bogs and peat stretch for miles. When confronted by the disquieting scale and silence of the landscape, this dramatic land defies even the most basic of human attempts to control perspective, and gain control. Working alone, primarily at night, 'Na h-Eileanan' is my personal meditative processing of this ancient familial landscape.

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