Islanders show a deep commitment to their community, I find this inspiring.
Being a part of tourism myself from working on the high street of Kirkwall in summertime, has impacted the way I view Orkney’s local landmarks when speaking to some of the visitors. The Italian Chapel holds the past and has shaped the present. St Magnus Cathedral, also named as the ‘Light in the North’ symbolises our welcoming nature with doors wide open.
Beccy has been exploring the ways in which space can be perceived through line drawings and multi-media experiments, creating layers within a two dimensional format. Working in response to her personal surroundings and inspired by the limitations of analogue photography – where each shot counts, Beccy displays an economy with images. Just as in an island community, where every person counts, in her work every image has meaning.
Through this design Beccy’s main desire is to highlight the importance of a community working together and across the island groups. With effort and some support, the whole system flows. This was a particularly important feature in her lighthouse design linking to the fluidity of sky, land and sea.