Pam Carter print - The Flat IslandEcosse Fine Art
Limited edition Giclee print by Pam Carter.
Image Size 500 x 500mm.
Signed and numbered by the Artist. Edition of 195 + 15 Proofs.
'My mind has always meandered through these other elements of the landscape when I'm in the process of painting. I enjoy allowing myself to embrace this new work. Actually not that new - I produced work many years ago when I painted my first painting inspired by Siusaidh NicNeill's collection of poetry All My Braided Colours
The Flat Island is once again inspired by her poem Home Again:
Home again to the flat Island to see the horizontal washing flapping maniacally.The sharp north-easterly springing pegs from the lineand the smoke coughing from the stack.
From the south west it would blow back to choke thefiresiders.
This was the first painting, which is composed to be a 'bespoke island'. In this case it's Tiree. The elements and icons of the island are all there, along with some interesting place names. Bagh is from the Norse meaning Bay. Pol (as in Heylipol) is from the Norse for Farmstead or Town - i.e. Holy Town. Bale (as in Balephetrish) is from the Gaelic also meaning town - i.e. Town of the Wolf Bay, or Balevullin Town of the Mill.
I am delighted to have received an award for this painting from the Paisley Art Institute in May 2009.'