In autumn 2014 I took part in an art week in Croatia. We stayed in the centre of Vodjnan, an Italianate town in the Istrian region. Vodjnan has many interesting, formerly grand, old buildings and cobbled roads but it is off the main tourist route. Much of the town is dilapidated and almost half of the buildings are unoccupied due to the exodus of Italians after WWII when Istria became part of Yugoslavia. There is however evidence of renovation and a re-emergence of civic pride.
I filled a sketch book as I walked around the town. This work comprises 28 pages from the sketch book and reflects my immediate response to the place, recorded visually.
Selected for Visual Arts Scotland 2015, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.