Herbidiean Islands, Scotland

callanish project - image

While on exchange from the United States, Gaul Culley had the unique opportunity to journey to the Callanish stone circle in the Herbidiean islands off the north west coast of Scotland. The work in this exhibit is informed from this trip.

all plates and book - images

Gaul used the processes of drawing, painting, printmaking, artist’s books and sculpture as a ritual in connecting to this place.  The use of materials that reflected this harsh landscape was essential in her work, and it took some time to familiarize herself with them.

“It wasn’t enough for me to connect the place to the viewer visually. I found myself moving into the third dimension, in order to describe form and texture, ” Gaul said about this experience.  As you click on the 1st image below you will then be able to see a more detailed view and then click to the next image in this nine plate series.