People and Places

emplacements project, New Holland, Russia, 2000
The Croft Cosy Project, Roxane Permar and Wilma Johnson, photograph, Shetland 1994
1,100 Rosebuds, detail of participant's working process
Park Matters, Normand Park, London 4000 Flowers
Festive Card, Creative Scotland, shows Mirrie Dancers, Shetland 2010
Landscape in Pain #0239_20210414

The projects in this section respond to the places where they are located. I often describe my work as an 'art of place' because my practice has been driven primarily by places and people rather than art world institutions or fashions in art. I like the idea of 'place' because it embraces the range of dynamic qualities that shape communities, from the people who make these places and their social, cultural and political histories to the way they look. The art of place includes architecture and dress, weather and landscape, customs and habits. It is only limited by imagination. My practice has always revolved around locations, and for many years that has involved Shetland.

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