Jarlshof, Shetland (4,000 years of history)

Pat Tarr


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9 x 12 | mixed media: wet & needle felted wool, paper, photo transfer on silk, marker

Recently, I have begun to incorporate photo transfers on fabric into my work. I am intrigued by the possibilities of playing with layers of colour, texture, transparency, abstraction, and photos to capture my sense of place and a moment in time.  What does it mean to live in the on land with remains of settlements 4,000 years old?

Here at the edge of the sea, I walked among stone ruins representing more than 4,000 years of human settlements, from Bronze and Iron Ages to a Norse settlement constructed in medieval times, culminating in a laird’s house built in the 1500s.