Amanda Marie - Glasgow, Scotland
Hand painted multiple silk screen print, edition of 6
Destination: Glasgow, Scotland
Date: 22 - 26 October, 2013
approx. 27.5"h x 19.75"w
“In the month before going to Glasgow, I visited Amsterdam, Berlin and London, which are all pretty urban landscapes. Running away to the Scottish wilderness was exactly what I needed. The landscape in Scotland is totally gorgeous with tons of waterfalls rolling over stones – and luckily I hit the country right when all the leaves were starting to change. But it was cold, very cold. Glasgow, a stone cold beauty. I never really thought about the Scottish dialect before going to Scotland, but it’s so freakin’ cute. I love their little words and phrases for things, for example this wood burning stove I found, which had a cute sign saying “careful really burnie” or the fact that they call you “petal” if you’re a girl. It always gave me a smile and a good laugh.
I wanted to portray the feeling of how it is to be in awe of the place you’re visiting. The boy and girl have a look of wonder, portraying that feeling of constantly seeing interesting things. One of the images that appears in the print is of a half sunken boat, which I saw a lot of driving around outside the city. Glasgow is like a metropolis on the edge of the wild. There is nature just minutes away.”