Appreciation towards Rob Mulholland for providing the following description:
and our given environment forms a strong aspect of my artistic practise.
within the protective elements of the woods, reflecting the past inhabitants of the space.
Crofts [ farms ] and rural communities. The crofters were moved to other land by the
government as there was a desperate need for timber after the war, the area was planted with
fast growing conifer trees suitable for harvesting softwood and the landscape altered once
forest, this intrigued me and I wanted to find a visual form that would represent the past
inhabitants of this land.
communities that once occupied and lived in this space. The figures absorb their
environment, reflecting in their surface the daily changes of life in the forest. They
create a visual notion of non – space. A void as if they are at one moment part of our
world and then as they fade into the forest they become an intangible outline.
me. It's a driving force to create and leave a semblance of our-selves as individuals and
society. The reflective figures ask us to look again and consider the symbiotic relationship
we have with our natural and man-made environment.
and graduated with a BA [Hon ] degree in 1986. Since his emergence in the early 1990’s Rob
Mulholland has created thought provoking, conceptual art installations such as ‘Green Man’
1991, Glasgow which was over 300 feet long and made from over 300,000 re-cycled drinks cans.
His current series of mirrored, reflective sculpted figures absorb their environment and
reflect the constant flux of movement day by day.
judgmental, more reflective and questioning about the ever-changing world around us. Rob is
currently planning a series of sculpture installations titled ‘ Nocturnal migration ‘ in
five major cities in the U.K, with the final show in London in September 2012