my films are inspired by local landscapes; nothing grand or romantic, only what’s outside, anywhere.
the methods I use to make my films are inspired by the production processes of electronic music; sampling, repetition, layering, remixing, & hypnotic effects.
I go for a walk. I put my headphones on. & turn up the bass.
the digital work I create is a fusion of landscape with the visual culture & musical production techniques of electronic music. movement, changing qualities of light, and sound, are key aspects of my films & animations, & the layers of editing, fragmentation and repetition accentuate the dream-like quality.
i filmed this robin performing it’s expressive territorial dance on the tallest branch of my magnificent apple tree in my garden last summer.
I enjoy filming a wide variety of garden birds, such as goldfinch, as well as a number of different species of wild birds.
i get alot of pleasure from the natural world, wildlife & gardening. last year i discovered an old rockery beneath some overgrown bushes in my garden, so I excavated it & bought new flowers, fell in love with my transformed rockery-discovery & my new blooms then i made a film about it…
ive been researching my family history & links to glasgow, ulster and dublin traced through my dad. my dads ancestors migrated to ulster from scotland in the 1600s then back to glasgow fleeing starvation during the great famine in the 1850s, then back to dublin. my dad was presbyterian & married my mum, a catholic… tbc
Winters Gold is a digital film exploring Landscape and festive symbolism. Images of the glowing sunrise at dawn, the golden hues of the winter landscape, the graceful movement of trees swaying and dancing in the wintry winds, birds in flight and the dance of light and shadow across the land are brought together…