Xenolith: a piece of rock within an igneous mass, not derived from original magma, originating from elsewhere.

In a Scottish island landscape the turf and scant soil is a fragile membrane – a palimpsest of geological rifts, ecological shifts and anthropomorphic twists. 

Peat cuttings, interspersed on the scarred mantle of peaty gleys and rankers, together with abandoned lazy beds, ruined settlements and the tracks of roaming generations of livestock, pepper the landscape as slowly evolving traces. 

And punctuating this island terrain, transforming in parallel but at an almost indeterminable rate, lie large erratic boulders, the witness to terminal moraines, glacial displacements and possible occasional human interventions.

Some of these massive boulders are curiously balanced in frozen equilibrium, yet potentially unbalanced, in tension, dynamic, latent energy expressed, awaiting change, progressing to the next state of flux.

 Prints incorporating rocks and geological formations thematically, symbolically and pictorically