Callanish is a prehistoric site on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. It was probably used as a kind of temple doubling up as a calendar to track the movements of the heavenly bodies, especially the long and wandering cycle of the moon. This painting was made on-site in front of the subject.
The weather changes minute by minute in the Outer Hebrides, hence the subtitle, ‘the sky moves sideways’, which is a reference to a song by the band Porcupine Tree.
This painting celebrates the incredible work of my hero, the scandalously unsung Alfred Russel Wallace. Wallace came up with the theory of natural selection independently of Darwin and established the study of biogeography.
This painting is no longer available, and is shown here for your viewing pleasure and for the glory of Wallace.
Read more about Wallace here.