Loch Maree Post Road

The old-growth temperate forest of Scotland, the Caledonian Forest, was once a vast woodland of Scots pine, birch, rowan, aspen, juniper and other trees that colonised 1.5 million hectares of which merely 1% is preserved nowadays.

Loch Maree Post Road responds to the most devastating periods in Scottish native forestry, the Highland Clearances (1760-1850) and the Industrial Revolution (England, 1760-1840). This series examines the Caledonian Forest’s traces through its over-used soil in a sequence of unique gelatin silver photographic rubbings produced by virtue of the artist’s footprints along the former drovers’ road naming the project.