IONMHASAN – Treasures
Long before I ever knew what an eco-system was I revelled in exploring every hill, crag, loch, burn and bog. It was a matter of fact to me that different places contained different types of flora and fauna according to how much water, light and shelter they had. If I wanted to find carnivorous plants, fairy women’s matches, lichen, dragonflies, sticklebacks, crowberries, or white heather, I knew in what sort of terrain I should look. The mosaic-patterned eco-systems, some barely bigger than a hand, were a source of infinite wonder to me from my earliest days on the moor. The colours and textures are filled with harmony and contrast. Events take dramatic turns; carnivorous plants quietly catch their prey; beasts turn into beauties as creatures metamorphose; colours change dramatically within seasons and moods transform within moments. Ionmhasan is a series which explores the theme of the beauty and exuberance of moorland life.
Arrival of the Golden Plover