Soul and Stones ~ from the Orkney Islands series
by Brian Collier, pencil
In Orkney there is an overwhelming feeling: a sense of time and history. Cross sections of different civilizations impact one above the other over thousands of years.
The earth preserves and hides their structures – human remains and endeavours, are inches beneath our feet. All this is eventually laid bare, to form ideas about birth, growth, change and decay.
Aerial views of this land and monuments produce configurations that are beautifully organic – almost like internal parts of the human body: the earth offering up its humanity.