There are two sides to my work, practice and reflection. Here at the Ness of Brodgar there is much to draw, paint, and many sounds to record. But I also feel a need to keep a handle on the thinking that underpins the practical stuff. So because my time here is limited there is something of a conflict between getting as much material as possible to take away and knowing what to concentrate on. Perhaps the best strategy while I am on site is to metaphorically put one foot in front of the other – i.e. make the work and see where it leads. Let reflection happen as and when it will.
So today, while recording the call of the resident Oyster Catcher, I drew the new extension being created in Trench J
I was also witness to the discovery of a small axe and the lifting of a very large quernstone.
For more details about these, go to the Ness of Brodgar Dig Diary