Conglomerate is a twin work that displays two collections of stones: the first comprised five, 400 million year old ORS Devonian Conglomerate boulders, the second, seven, 4 billion year old Lewisian Gneiss boulders. The stones were presented on a faceted dark metal frame, reminiscent of stylised angular cliffs or modular mountains. The boulders embody an extraordinary tale of transformation and convergence over a period of time that is impossible for us to fully comprehend. Some of the stones used in these works have been in the artists’ collection for over a decade, others were sought after specifically for this project.
Frame fabrication by Adam Miller & Sons, Glasgow.
First shown at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh as part of Generation, 25 Years of Scottish Art.