19 February 2014

‘Scottish artist Douglas finds a home—and a vast canvas—in the Highlands.

…Some of the installations are breathtakingly simple in their conception: an arrangement of flowers in the ruins of a croft, for example. Others, made with the help of the descendants of those bairns and crofters, are more complex…a group of linked knit booties in honor of the bairns of the cliffside village of Badbea, where “so dangerous were their surroundings that, when the children were playing outside, they had to be tethered to posts and rocks to stop them falling off the cliffs into the sea.”…Douglas and the engineers of this app have made Helmsdale seem a very attractive place indeed on which to pay a call. Watch for a spike in tourism—and, with luck, other apps like this celebrating local history and art.’

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