Visual artists (Julia Love Griffiths and Ann Thomas) and myself as a writer have come together to create a coastal meditation on a tiny area of West Scotland’s seaboard. We have used a variety of media including paintings and line drawings. The landscape is seen from various perspectives: personal, artistic, historical, archaeological, ecological, geological and mythological.
My son Peter created the layout for the book.
It is a bioregional work in the sense that I try and get a feel historically for a culture based on where I live, in collaboration with two visual artists.
To think – we could all be writing collaborative books for our own home landscape (in my case, a stretch of coast only 13 miles long)! Every local landscape has its own unique character and the people living on it – especially in the pre-industrial age – responded to it in unique ways.