St Kilda, an Atlantic Journey | Kirstie Cohen | July 2019

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KIRSTIE COHEN ST KILDA | an atlantic journey


COVER IMAGE Stac an Armin oil on canvas | 120cm x 150cm

+44 (0) 1463 783 230 art@kilmorackgallery.co.uk Kilmorack Gallery, inverness-shire iv4 7al SCOTLAND


KIRSTIE COHEN

ST KILDA | an atlantic journey

20th July - 17th August 2019


ST KILDA | an atlantic journey

These paintings are my response to the landscape of St. Kilda. With all the images fresh in my mind, I started to work out how to visually approach the task of producing a series of works, to express how inspired and overwhelmed I was at the sheer drama of the place. Being terrified of heights, I stayed clear of all the sheer cliff edges that were at the summit of every hill I climbed. To see sea birds rise up above my head with an abyss below was unsettling. And of course I thought about the St. Kilda people scaling these cliffs for birds and eggs for their everyday survival. I view this experience as the beginning of an exciting visual journey that has already taken me to places I have never before explored.

Kirstie Cohen, June 2019

‘ The work of the eyes is done, go now and do the heart work on the images within you ‘ Rainer Marie Rilke


Hirta’s Cliffs collage | 45cm x 55cm


Atlantic ii | oil on canvas | 100cm x 162cm



Looking Towards Boreray collage 45cm x 55cm


Dun collage 45cm x 55cm


Seascape study vii oil on board 15cm x 20cm


Seascape study viii oil on board 15cm x 20cm


Stac an Armin oil on canvas 120cm x 150cm



Behind Boreray It is black behind Boreray and small. All suns dance darkly, throw no shadows on the rock this black. Stac Lee is a black berg, its sunk seven-eigths beyond the scope of suns and me. We who wave our puny daring under Stac an Armin creep tinily by.

Jim Crumley

Studio Window mixed media 71cm x 74cm


Stac an Armin ii collage 45cm x 55cm


Atlantic i | oil on canvas | 100cm x 162cm



Landscape study iii oil on board 15cm x 20cm


Seascape study v oil on board 15cm x 20cm


Seascape study i oil on board 15cm x 20cm

Seascape study ii oil on board 15cm x 20cm

Seascape study iv oil on board 15cm x 20cm



Sketchbook 1 mixed media 25cm x 38cm

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