A Guide To: Ornithology

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Over the course of my career representations of birds have frequently appeared within my work.  These are sometimes present as detail and often as central motif.   Generally, in the photographs, they function as symbols that signify various forms of human conceit, carelessness … Continued

A Guide To: Sacred and Profane

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Fig.i Calum ColvinThe Death of Venus, 1986 ‘Sacred and Profane’ 1998, was an exhibition of eight large-scale photographic artworks commissioned by the National Galleries of Scotland. The works are investigations of well known paintings in the collection such as Titian, Rubens … Continued

A Guide to: Burnsiana

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A miscellany of contextual information on the images and related ruminations. Dirt and Deity This work entitled ‘Dirt & Deity’ is based on a Silhouette, or shade by John Miers, cut in 1787 when the poet was 35 years old. … Continued