Loch Maree Post Road II
Loch Maree Post Road is a classic route used in the 1590s by Timothy Pont, the first one to produce a detailed map of Scotland. The great wood of Caledonia in the area was cut down to fire furnaces for iron ore smelting as the drovers’ road was built with the arrival of the eighteenth century. The main potential loss due to logging is phosphorus, soil nutrient helping plants to convert other nutrients into usable building blocks with which to grow.
‘Loch Maree Post Road II’ portrays the droveway in a modular sculpture made out of red pine locally-sourced from a logging plantation and photographic rubbings from various sections of the road’s critically damaged soil.