In my final year of university I made ‘Yggdrasil’-a standing stone based on Norse mythology and after my visit to Orkney.
‘Oval Sculpture’, 1943
Margaret Gardiner (1904-2005) ,the founder of the Pier Arts Centre was a close friend of Barbara Hepworth and her second husband Ben Nicholson. Gardiner visited Orkney during the 1950s and established the centre to support art in the islands and also to act as a venue to display the portion of the private collection she donated.
In the meantime I’ve started researching for my next body of work & I came across holed stones-in Penzance,Cornwall but also existing in other locations..’Men a Tol’ is derived from the Cornish language meaning ‘stone of hole’….