282 lines

 

Scotland has 282 mountains over 3000 feet (914.4 meters). Collectively known as Munros, after Sir Hugh Munro, the first person to catalogue them in 1891.

 

Walking and running concludes on the apex of a Munro with drawing a rope line.

 

Journey as line.

Marking space in time.

Record of being

Being in landscape.

Moving on a time line

a line of time.

 

A memento is taken in the form of a stone. A minute token of place, billions of years old, it’s origin a star. Location, altitude, date and time are literally composed in poetic reference for reflection on place, landmark, journey, movement ,and time.

 

one

line

birth life death

beginning middle end

star creation extinction

As a child, I could never sit still.

 

I was nine years old, impatiently waiting at my school desk for the bell that signaled play time. I can’t recall how long I had but my goal to run around the perimeter of the playground 100 times before the bell to signal the end of play time was set and accomplished.

 

I’ve never stopped setting goals that in some way express an instinctual need to run or walk coupled with an awareness of place, time and distance travelled. These are measurable elements and can be recorded and quantified by various means in relation to performance.

 

The fundamental need for human beings to move across space defines the species. The body, under its own locomotion, evolved to walk and run great distances, creating lines of movement in the landscape drawn over millennia.

 

Human movement tells our collective and individual stories. By moving we create lines in space and place to tell where we were, where we are and where we are going to. Lines of movement are lines of memory becoming the storylines of who and what we are and who and what we could become.

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