Artist Statement

My work comments upon notions of identity and connections with place. 

The Highlands and Islands are a constant source of inspiration for me. It’s where I’m from, it’s where I was brought up and it’s never far from my mind. 

There’s a certain sense of fidelity which I attach to the Highlands, a sense of belonging.  It’s raw and it’s emotive; it’s elemental. 

What I attempt to do through my practice is to tap into some of that disposition.  Including peat and local soils into my glass castings gives the work an innate link to the landscape, something which I believe to be very important in my practice, the ability to evoke that sense of place. 

- Shaun Fraser, 2018