People

People and projects – art and science!

The Living Field works with photographers, artists, designers and others to stimulate new works based on crops, plants and landscape.

Several new projects will begin 2014.

Examples of work

The group of four images below, painted by the artist Jean Duncan, merge aspects of farmed landscapes with motifs from ancient cereals and weeds from the Living Field.

Images from Jean Duncan's paintings (Jean Duncan)
Images from Jean Duncan’s paintings (Jean Duncan)

The images are taken from a stage backdrop painted for an opera by the composer Handel.


Nora Quesada Pizarro and Graham Begg have been manipulating and merging spatial data into digitised landscapes – Scaperiae. Here is one of their ‘small worlds’ depicting structures in arable-grass landscapes.

Small World image by Nora Quesada and Graham Begg
Small World image by Nora Quesada and Graham Begg

The fox Reno has been around for a long time, long before the first farmers and the last wolf. Reno is still here, with a crafty, bold, philosophical and (we hope) entertaining, take on life, drawn by Grissel.

Reno by Grissel
Reno by Grissel

Dundee Astronomical Society have an observatory on site and always put on a great display at our Open Days. Here is one of their images of solar flares.

Dundee Astronomical Society
Dundee Astronomical Society

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