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Kilmartin Area

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Kilmartin Area by Martin ‘Bronze, Bone and Silence’
Reclaimed slate hearth stone, Cornish beach stones, wood. 37.2 x 23.1 x 17.0 cm.
Insertion of a short cist burial in a stone setting. The skeleton is a reflection upon burials such as those found at Newhaven in Edinburgh and Cladh Hallan in South Uist. The stones around are carved with cup and ring markings based on prominent constellations seen in the skies above Scotland during the four seasons (Orion in Winter, Leo in Spring, Cygnus in Summer and Perseus in Autumn). The style of cup and ring markings reflects those found at Ballymeanoch Stone Row and Nether Largie Standing Stones in Kilmartin Glen. Dimensions of the wooden base correspond to the Golden Ratio/Phi.
Image Credit: Martin Wilson
Posted by Martin
20th August 2017ce
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Comments (2)

Martin, this is yours too I take it, like the super gold and slate rock art pieces? You have a fine eye for something beautifully finished and with clear simple proportions and lines. They're very pleasing to look at. And have that 'truth to materials'. You must find it satisfying to have produced such a thing. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
20th August 2017ce
Rhiannon, it is indeed. Both are in (separate) exhibitions at present. Thank you for your kind comments! Yes, an incredibly satisfying process to create a physical piece from the ideas I have... Posted by Martin
20th August 2017ce
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