‘Friends Together at Culbokie Woods’ by Pamela Tait
Artist: Pamela Tait
Title: ‘Friends Together at Culbokie Woods’
Medium: Etching. Edition of 25
Dimensions: 11” x 11.2”
Year of Creation: 2017
About the Artwork:
One day last January I drove around the Black Isle (where I live) and took lots of photographs of trees. On this day it was so cold ice hung everywhere. As I approached Culbokie the leafless skeletons of the trees had taken on a new form with the ice clinging to the branches. My print ‘Friends Together at Culbokie Woods’ depicts a group of frosty birch trees, these trees being the outer edge of the Culbokie Woods.
I was talking to a friend about how I create all these little characters in my work and he taught me a new word, Pareidolia. This is the psychological phenomenon where the mind responds to a stimulus by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists, and this is exactly what happens when I look at trees. It can be a bit overwhelming at times but creatively, it is incredibly inspiring.
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.