Calum Wallis

When making my rockscapes, I draw almost as a detective looking for evidence. Each drawing will always involve time spent in it’s location, not just sketching and photographing but exploring and scrambling – imagining the life of this place before it had it’s portrait drawn, and re-enacting activities of those who were here before me.

I imagine that my rocks are awake – that they’ve spent their long years watching and taking note, and that in working across their surfaces I’ll happen upon clues or secrets held for fleeting moments in freshly eroded layers of stone.

Here I sit by a natural lookout point at the Arbroath cliffs – a place for meeting, a place to shelter, a place from which to watch the moon rise."