Acrylic and pencil on deep cradled ply panel, 41 x 41 x 5.5 cm, 2022
After spending hours researching geology and many other things about Assynt for my blog. Gaelic place names. I have been reading that every small spot had a name and a meaning. The place where this or that happened and it’s very similar to the naming used by First Nations in north America. Every spot having a meaning is a bit similar to Indigenous Australians’ involvement with country, but it was not a sacred meaning nor did it reach as far back into deep time as that in Australia. But as a deeply felt part of the Scots Gaelic speaking identity much of it is sadly lost now.