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Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection
Object Type: Print
Artist/Maker: Gear, Amy
Place Made: United Kingdom: Aberdeenshire, Gray's School of Art
Date: 2012
Media/Materials: mixed media
Dimensions: overall: 98 cm x 130 cm
Awards: RGU Printmaking Purchase Award 2012; BP Fine Art Award 2012


Screen-print with embroidery and hand manipulation.

Artist's statement:
"My work has been informed by the way in which my ancestors viewed the world. Their connection to the earth is incomprehensible today. In my native Shetland, there were hundreds of words for the unique weather patterns of the islands. As the Shetland dialect fades with time, so does the understanding of the elements that constructed the identity of the place. Stories told down through generations give a small insight into the extent of the appreciation my ancestors had for 'Midder Netter' (Mother Nature). I use a combination of modern day and ancient beliefs to build monuments to celebrate Shetland culture."
Object Number: ABDRG2012.60