Encounter

152nd Exhibition, 2013

RGI McClelland Gallery, Glasgow
‘Heartwood’ 2013
Perthshire Open Studios


In the RGI gallery installation, the roe deer seems displaced, wondering which way it should go.

Installed in a woodland, the work presents an encounter with a roe deer during an unexpected period of snow in September in Scotland. The ground is white and an upturned oak tree blocks the path between the deer and its herd. The deer is on edge – head turned and ears pricked alert to the slightest sound. The work questions how wildlife is coping with unexpected climate changes.

Christie salvaged some disused distillery equipment from the whisky trail in Elgin to create the bronze sculpture.