The Ceiling …. is detail from 1571 at the mansion home of the Barons
of Prestoungrange across so many centuries, a home today occupied
by golfers from the coal mining community that once thrived nearby.
A skull is sitting on an egg timer with wings. Taken from the house
and the world for which it was first painted, the ceiling endures
a non-life of educational Board meetings at Napier University with
the most exciting elements hidden away in darkness. The slats and
woodgrains provide a documentary dimension and the TV screen reinforces