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Elizabeth Wood

Q. What is your interest or connection with the Outer Hebrides?

A. I have never been to the Outer Hebrides but it has been written that the diverse chain of islands  'sit perched at the end of the world' and as a result, it has long captured my imagination.  Through photographs I have seen, articles I've read and even poetry.  In part, it is the dramatic skies and rocky landscapes standing steadfast against the forceful winds of the Atlantic.  But it is also images of meadows in flower interspersed with white, sandy beaches and the atmosphere along the coastline alive with the sound of seabirds.  The notion of 'lochs and bogs' is foreign to me because they do not exist in my part of the world nor are our place names as melodic and magical sounding: Stornoway, Shillay, Scarp and Soay Mor to name a few. The poet Niall Campbell sums up the intrigue for me in this lovely line from his poem: 'The Letter Always Arrives at its Destination' (Moontide): "- then I wrote often to the sea,to its sunk rope and its salt bed,to the large weed mass lipping the bay."

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She Takes Flight

 

She Takes Flight

Digital image printed onto shaped alupanel (an aluminum composite)

h: 45 w: 170 d: 6 (cms).

This art work is an image of the sky with clouds broken into 5 parts each part being a bird shape reflecting the various stages of a flight path.  The dimensions above reflect the entire 5 parts.  Each of the 5 parts are in the area of 45cm H x 45cm W

£850

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Dark Cloud

 

Dark Cloud

Digital Image on Alupanel

h: 91 w: 66 d: 6 (cms).

This sunset image was taken one summer evening over the Pacific Ocean.  I am drawn to the dark cloud looming in the lower part of the image which seems ominous juxtaposed against the brilliant bright pink hue of the sky.

£500

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Storm Cloud

 

Storm Cloud

Digital Image on Alupanel

h: 68 w: 33 d: 6 (cms).

This work is a digital image printed directly onto alupanel (an aluminum composite).  The digital image is a detail of the sky taken from a painting by Aelbert Cuyp (Dutch, Dordrecht 1620–169, titled  Young Herdsmen with Cows. The title 'Storm Cloud' highlights the foreboding aspect of the dark clouds that rise up from the lower part of the vase.  Containing the image of a boundless sky within the shape of a classic Greek vase is intended to create an invigorating cognitive dissonance similar to how our inner self can spar against the public self we project.

£350

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