Lesley McInally Artist Statment

My current series of clay works examines the relationships between the natural land and ancient manmade structures, in the past abandoned, left to be transformed through time by the force of the elements and generations of human contact and interpretation. The relationship and interaction of landscape, seascape, weather and archaeological sites of Neolithic chambers, dwellings and monuments found in the Orkney Islands have been the predominant influence in my most recent body of work. What has become increasingly intriguing for me is the historical narrative encapsulated within and on these ancient monuments.