Votive Offering No.64 – Primula Scotica

This artwork combines a painting onto canvas of a fictitious posy, hung above a film shown on a monitor. It features the tiny, rare, majestic flower Primula Scotica. Endemic to Scotland, it is only found in the wild in Caithness, Sutherland and Orkney. The posy depicted is over-sized (110x60cm), celebrating the beauty of this humble flower, a great ‘offering’. In the bottom right hand corner of the painting is a tiny silhouette of the primula to indicate the true scale of the flower, 2.5cm tall. The film is an ants eye view of the tiny rare flower in situ in Yesnaby, Orkney and highlights it’s strength and beauty despite it’s humble scale.