Scotland 20/40

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About the Exhibit

This personal project celebrates my 20-year love for Scotland and my 40th birthday. Largely landscapes and animals, this short series is a selection of images I made while in Oban and on Mull, Iona, and Staffa.

Exhibit Dates and Venues

This exhibit was at Lilly Library on East Campus at Duke University in 2011. In 2013, select images from the exhibit were then displayed at The Archangel Centre, then the home of the Music Ministry, at St. Michael the Archangel in Cary, NC.

Artist Statement

When I was at Oxford, I used to travel to Scotland as often as possible, both for vacation and for research. Since I moved back to North Carolina in 2001, I have not been able to go as often as I would like, and so when I was asked what I wanted for my 40th birthday, I said, "A trip to Scotland!" I packed my camera bag and was able to take some time partially on a photography course, but mainly on my own. I stayed in a tent near Oban and then on Iona. Someday I'd love to live in that part of the world, if only for a few years. Being there makes me feel very alive.


Thank you to my family, particularly my parents and brother, for making this trip possible and making my 40th birthday memorable.  Thanks to Kelley Lawton for allowing me to show my images and for believing in me. Thank you also to Greta Boers. Thank you to Wayne Cusher, Director of Music at St. Michael the Archangel for exhibiting my works at The Archangel Centre.

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