Headhunter (antisyzygy) - a headhunter gazes into water and points a spear threateningly at his own reflection. In the background are dafffodils and trees. Rough impasto acrylic paint texture.

Headhunter (antisyzygy)

Headhunter (antisyzygy) Headhunter (antisyzygy) is a painting inspired by the extreme survival story of Orcadian Jack Renton, who is sometimes called “The White Headhunter.” Renton was a 19th Century seaman from Stromness who was ‘Shanghai’d’ (abducted) and eventually marooned in the South Seas, drifting for thousands of miles with a few other deserters from the […]

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Alexander Graham protesting unfair tax levied on Stromness, standing behind a wealthy Kirkwall burgher with a protest placard.

Alexander Graham

Alexander Graham v. the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall Alexander Graham was a merchant who lived in Stromness, Orkney, in the 18th Century. At the time Stromness was growing from a tiny fishing village to a sizeable town due to its convenient location on the North Atlantic trade routes. This put it in competition with the […]

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