The Isle of Rùm
My main project for this year is a comic about the Isle of Rùm in the Small Isles, Lochaber based off a research trip that I made to the island at the end of last year. The comic incorporates both observational and experimental drawings that I produced in-situ and back the studio, driven by a semi-fictional narrative account of my expedition and interaction with the landscape & it’s spirits. I hope to detail the isle’s rich natural and human history - from the Neolithic bloodstone miners, to the reign of the Lord’s of the Isles, to the era of “Creideamh a’ bhata-bhuidhe”, to the folly of George Bullough and to the present time as an area of special scientific interest.
The first chapter will be available to view in person at the physical show, as well as supplementary sample spreads and prints on tent fabric. I have also produced a display type “Clach-Fhala” which is used throughout the volume.