‘The Craigie Woods Gift Exchange’ by Pamela Tait
Artist: Pamela Tait
Title: ‘The Craigie Woods Gift Exchange’
Medium: Etching on Rives BFK paper
Dimensions: 18.5” x 11.4” (Paper Size: 24.4” x 17.3”)
Year of Creation: 2017
About the Artwork:
“The Craigie woods can be found along the old railway line that connects Fortrose to Avoch and is a mixture of mostly Oak, Beech and Hazel trees. I took many photos of the trees from the field behind the Craigie Woods. This is the story that unfolded from the trees, and it breaks my heart.
On the right are the bad Mothers, they have their 5 gifts to exchange but they don’t care about what they are giving away. The people on the left truly love their 5 gifts and are being forced to give them up. The 2 headed spider legged creature in the middle is the judge, making sure all parties comply. Its so terribly sad.” – Pamela Tait
About the Artist:
Pamela Tait grew up in rural Aberdeen-shire and studied Drawing and Painting at Grays School of Art. She presently lives and works on the Black Isle with her husband, the artist Erlend Tait.
By exploring the lines and forms created by the overlapping branches of trees she creates a strong visual connection with nature and within her known environment, producing a narrative through her work and a sense of her very own Mythology.
In early 2016 she received funding through the Highland Visual Arts and Crafts Award Scheme and the Bet Low Trust to learn and incorporate Printmaking into her practice.
Pamela is represented by FB69 Gallery in Germany and has exhibited her work internationally.