The Fairy Dance - an cartoon earth mound chambered cairn with a yellow sky

The Fairy Dance – a forthcoming animation

The Fairy Dance – a forthcoming animation The Fairy Dance is a forthcoming animation inspired by the traditional Scottish fiddle tune of the same name. It tells a cautionary tale from Orcadian folklore regarding the dangers of dealing with the “peerie folk“, also known as Trows or fairies. (‘Peerie‘ is an older form of ‘peedie’, […]

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Studio tour with Orcadian artist Martin Laird

Orkney Doors Open Days 2020

Orkney Doors Open Days 2020 Artists from Orkney were invited to take part in the annual series of Doors Open Days events taking place across Scotland. This year events are online only due to Covid-19 restrictions. In the following video you can watch a short overview of my studio working environment, materials, tools and methods. […]

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Orcadian giant Cubby Roo lifting a large rock over his head and preparing to squish the Muse of Comedy

Cubby Roo time-lapse video

Cubby Roo time-lapse drawing video Cubby Roo is a giant from Orcadian folklore. There are various tales of him hurling megaliths between islands (often at other giants), and attempting to build bridges of rocks between them. This is a habit he shares with other giants from Norse and Celtic mythology. Many places in Orkney are […]

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