Constructed Photographic Artworks

Calum Colvin OBE RSA FRSE is a Scottish artist whose work combines photography, painting, and installation, and often deals with issues of Scottish identity and culture and with the history of art.


Featured Artwork: Death and Dr Hornbook

The latest in a line of Burns related imagery, recently completed (Sept 2021) in the midst of the pandemic. The work takes it’s impetus from from Burns’ 1786 satirical poem of the same name, in which the poet meets Death, who complains about being forced out of business by Jock Hornbook, whose medicines are either saving lives which would normally belong to him or are killing off far more people than he ever can. The work dwells upon the creative life, the potential for decay and renewal, and hints at the brevity and beauty of the journey. 


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