Artist Talk: Rachel Mimiec
Rachel’s scholar rocks in Milngavie, Torrance, Milton of Campsie and Baldernock make visual and physical connections to the East Dunbartonshire landscape. Highly glazed, they have been secured onto larch posts and make reference to, and take inspiration from, the local geology and industries that once utilised the resources that the landscape provided. The work subtly acknowledges these natural resources that influenced the industrial history of East Dunbartonshire while referencing the cultural heritage of the clay and ceramics making in the area. Rachel’s practice often incorporates walking with local experts to understand a landscape through someone else’s eyes, knowledge and expertise. Through this engagement she was introduced to the geology of the area particularly the Lime burning and abandoned kilns of the late 18th Century that are scattered in the landscape of Baldernock.