by Aashima 29 May 2015, 05:23 ADVERTISEMENT
This piece is called Vestige, and combines multiple themes of history, memory, and the relationship between humans and nature. "I wanted to explore this relationship further by creating a group, a community within the protective elements of the woods, reflecting the past inhabitants of the space," Mulholland explains on his site.
This particular area of Scotland was originally open farm and grazing land, as well as a home to small farming communities. After World War I, the residents were relocated by the government, and the land was planted over with fast-growing trees, as the country was desperate for timber after the war. The area has remained a forest to this day, but you can still make out the remains of the old houses and villages that once existed here.
This history inspired Mulholland to create a link between the present, the past, and the land itself.