Self-Directed Residencies 2019-2020: SOFIE LEENEN, ANNIE LORD, LAURA DAVIDSON, MARI LAGERQUIST
Above: SOFIE LEENEN, Sweeney’s Bothy, November 2019, www.sofieleenen.com
Above: ANNIE LORD, Inshriach Bothy, December 2019, www.annielord.co.uk
Above: LAURA DAVIDSON, Inshriach Bothy, December 2019, www.lauraelizabethdavidson.com
I spent time interrogating what had prompted me to apply for the residency. I had been seduced by the mythology of misty Scotland, which is not the Scotland I recognise! I read writers who challenge these misty impressions of the country – Lorna Moon, George Bruce & Nan Shepherd’s less famous books.
Above: MARI LAGERQUIST, Inshriach Bothy, March 2020, www.marilagerquist.se
During the week I rediscovered how fun it is to light a fire, how dependent I am to electricity, how much water long hair needs to get clean, how wild my imagination runs at night, how much I like to be outdoors and most importantly, how nice people are. Thanks!