Life in the trenches at the Ness of Brodgar archaeological dig is initially confusing but ultimately rewarding. I have been working there as an artist in residence for almost a month now, and at first I found it hard to see form in the seemingly arbitrary groups of Neolithic stones. Yet, before my very eyes, pathways, walls and structures have slowly begun to take shape.
Here, I view my photographic task as that of a mapmaker defining boundaries, spotting relationships and providing an echo of a time thousands of years ago where people of purpose and ingenuity constructed a world of both eloquence and beauty.
Photos 1,2 & 4 were taken in Trench P. The third photo is of Trench J.
Further information is available at the Ness of Brodgar’s website and blog: http://www.nessofbrodgar.co.uk