'The Pictish Stone'
Exhibited at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast and
Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim in 2012 & 2013
The work also featured in 'The Pictish Stones a
seductive riddle' published in History Scotland
Vol.13 No.6 Nov/Dec 2013 (www.historyscotland.com)
The Pictish Stones are what remains of a people that once flourished in Scotland. Their stones are wonderfully carved, with both abstract and naturalistic shapes and creatures. Yet archaeologists are unsure what these symbols mean.
On studying a Pictish stone in Inveravon Church, Moray, I noticed that the symbols had a connection between certain points and there seemed to be a geometrical unity. After numerous straight lines were sketched over a copy of a photograph, a pattern emerged which was not random, but highly organised. The pattern used star polygons.