The explorer Dr John Rae's home
A limited edition print by Orkney artist Jane Glue
printed on C-Type Matt
This picture was part of an exhibition that Canadian artist Sheena McCoogan and I did based around Dr John Rae's life called 'From Orkney to Canada'. This is his childhood home at Clestrain in Stenness, Orkney. The jacket and Canadian blanket on the washing line represent his clothes. In the grass are his fiddle and sledge from his travels in the arctic. I added the geese into the sky because on the day I visited the house they were flying overhead and I thought John Rae would have seen them too, here in Orkney and in the arctic.