For as long as Moira can remember, she has been making. She grew up in Scotland, surrounded at home by scissors, paper and glue, and though her supplies and projects became more involved, the joy of making something out of raw materials stayed with her.
Moira has used digital negatives with cyanotype printing, an early photographic process, to create these limited edition prints for our exhibition.
Moira’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection is entitled ‘Wolves are Sublime, but Dogs are not’ and explores the gap between the everyday and the magical. Our imaginations transform the ordinary to the extraordinary; the abandoned place and the history we see; the ink on the page and the story that unfolds. We conjure up these existences, like the emperor’s new clothes, telling ourselves, and each other, stories – or perhaps, every so often, we glimpse the world as it really is.
Moira’s other collection ‘Into The Woods’ is a series of works depicting woodlands, frozen lakes and abandoned buildings and invites you to add your own story. Moira’s work is inspired by woodlands, old tales and memories. The woods always struck her as a place of hidden things, of calm and excitement, and a feeling of stillness being somewhere so old yet constantly changing. Using the cyanotype process to capture not only an image, but a moment of light, as well as the delicacy of the prints and materials used, mirrors for her the fleeting and permanent aspects of the woods.
Developed using UV light, the prints echo the permanent and the suggested; the stability of an image and the fleeting moment of light that created it. Moria’s limited edition of 100 Cyanotype prints are numbered, signed and dated and we also have a couple of them framed. Moira has kindly made us some gorgeous little sketchbooks too so call in soon to see them, thank you.