“There’s something about stone carving – words or images, carved into stone, sometimes of such soft things – leaves, fur – how do they make something so hard, portray something so soft, so effectively?”
“At the moment, I’m reading ‘Hutton’s Arse’ by Malcolm Rider. “
“You know all the stone hearts which abound on Orkney beaches? From big ones, to tiny wee ones? I had a really nice one – red sandstone”
at the Bay of Skaill Orkney
opens on Saturday 25th August at Northlight Gallery in Stromness.
Person or persons un-known, have been busy at Skaill Bay – making shapes and building structures…
A dance inspired by Babette Barthelmess’s meditations on the symbolic meanings of the Neolithic carved stone ball found at Towie, Aberdeenshire.
“Then, Knowth….never been there before. What can I possibly say, about Knowth?”
“The way that the aboriginal people see the rock itself, and associated stones and landscape, puts me in mind of maybe how the ancient peoples in Orkney viewed Hoy Hills, and the stones and landscape. “
All 10 stones plus a bonus.