57cm x 43cm
Charcoal on Paper
"I am back here to see the sky. Clouds sweep in on a westerly breeze. A Ukrainian flag flutters above three men standing by their sheds watching the world where the river meets the sea. Retired, off-shore workers, seen the world and then some, but home is Ferryden, always. Not Montrose, no, that causes offence. A chuckle. Beyond, the fields rise up, everything green and stretching. Ships in the harbour. Sixty to eighty jobs promised. They’ve said that before. Skylark and lapwing mark the edge of this land. And then sky, just sky. Always."
About the Artist
Dominique Cameron RSW - Artist's Statement
As an artist my practice is rooted in landscape. I walk, draw, paint, write and film my encounters through the urban environment and the rural.
I grew up in the West country, a place of beauty, boredom and economic division. The most exciting thing for us as teenagers was the local disco on a Friday night and waiting for the Top 40 on a Sunday tea-time, trying to tape it on our mono tape recorders. This lack of adventure led to walking, away from home. There were particular routes I would take often, places I got to know in detail. It was a kind of ‘mapping’, charting the unknown parts of my surrounding landscape. To this day it is something I do on arrival in a new place, except now I make things that articulate what I find as artefact, as document as re-imagined memory of place. The teenage girl is still there, I can’t quite seem to shake her off, but its comforting to know I am still as curious and awkward and persistent.
1989-92 – Napier University, Edinburgh – B.A. Photography (Distinction).
2013-14 – Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee – MFA Art, Society and Publics.