The cubism art piece interpreting the Standing Stones of Machrie Moor is a striking representation of the enigmatic and ancient landscape found on the Isle of Arran. The artwork skillfully blends the principles of cubism with the mystical allure of the standing stones, creating a unique and thought-provoking visual experience.
The artwork is divided into several geometric facets, characteristic of cubism, which simultaneously depict different viewpoints of the standing stones and the surrounding Machrie Moor. The use of fragmented shapes and multiple perspectives allows the artist to convey a sense of movement and timelessness.
At the center of the composition stand three imposing and weathered standing stones, each with its distinctive shape and size. The stones are rendered using bold, angular lines, and their surfaces are textured with intricate patterns, hinting at the passage of countless centuries. These stones seem to transcend time and space, suggesting a connection to ancient rituals and forgotten legends. The surrounding Machrie Moor is depicted with a mosaic of geometric shapes and lines. Cubist-inspired forms represent the wild, untamed nature of the moor, incorporating a range of colours to evoke the ever-changing light and shadows that dance across the landscape.
The palette is a harmonious blend of earthy tones, inspired by the natural beauty of the Isle of Arran. Muted shades of green, brown, and gray dominate the artwork, reflecting the ruggedness of the moor and the standing stones’ weathered surfaces. Occasional splashes of more vibrancy, such as ochre and sienna, add depth and contrast to the composition.
The cubist approach to the standing stones and the moor serves to symbolise the passage of time and the multiplicity of experiences that have shaped this ancient site. The fragmented perspectives hint at the layers of history and mythology woven into the stones’ existence, leaving viewers to ponder the mysteries of the past and the enduring legacy of these monolithic structures.
Invoking a sense of reverence and wonder, drawing the viewer into the timeless ambiance of Machrie Moor. The contrast of the ancient stones against the innovative cubist style invites contemplation on the cyclical nature of existence and the connections between humanity and the natural world. A captivating cubism edition that reimagines the timeless allure of the standing stones on the Isle of Arran, bringing together the mystical past with the artistic innovation of the present.
This edition print recorded on Hahnemühle stock via a large format mimeograph and generally referred to as Giclée prints of premium quality. The paper is white 100% a-cellulose with a distinct textured surface and the premium matt inkjet coating more than meets the highest industry standards vis-à-vis density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness, while preserving the extraordinary touch and feel of genuine art paper. The editions depicted on Iconic Reserve are not representative of scale and solely for the purpose of suggestive display.
Signed limited edition
1 of 100, 177mm x 125mm
Recorded on Hahnemühle