April 2019

Everything is One|hishuk’ish tsawalk

Installation at The Banqueting Hall, Jesmond Dene, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, presented by Armstrong Studio Trust

4metre x 3metre drawing on paper in 6B pencil of a living Nootka Cypress tree that stands within a short distance of the building, together with a replica in actual size (27cm long) of an 18thC Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth) stone club that is in the collection of The Great North Museum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  Replica made in clay, cast into plaster from plaster mould.

The Nuu-chah-nulth people of Vancouver Island hold to the belief “hishuk’ish tsawalk”, or, Everything is One; everything in nature is interconnected, inseparable.













detail of drawing











‘Magilligan Point’ 2017. Coloured pencil drawing on calico;  drawing 80 x 120cm



Compressed charcoal on paper. Meant to be upside down. “Between Ballydehob and Bantry” 30x41cm. 2016