Boak, Derek



My work is concerned with the spirit. That of place, human existence and that of the wraith. After visiting many sites of ancient stones and cairns, I have become interested in the layers of history, meaning and traces of human activity present in these places.

To explore these notions I experiment with a variety of imagery and materials, layering, binding, assembling and scraping to create metaphors for feelings, remembrances,people and places.

It is hoped that the viewer of the work will find their own memories and hopes reflected in the images and surfaces.