Local artist David Adam has launched a new website displaying drawings from his “Postcard from Brechin” collection.
David, born in 1956, has lived in Brechin all of his life and has witnessed many of the changes that this community has endured; the suite of drawings “Postcard from Brechin” is a raw, yet personal testimony to this.
David said: “The aim of “Postcard from Brechin” is to act as an observer and messenger for Brechin; it tells the story of what a place is really like under the surface.
“The drawings reveal their inspiration in real life events, in comparative scenarios set in local places and in soul searching experiences of sharing a life with Brechin and its people.
“The landscapes and street scenes seen in the compositions are locally recognisable places, a favourite view is from the bare, tilled fields looking towards the spires of Brechin, then on to the hills and glens of Angus.
“Most of the figures portrayed have a link to local people and their lives, this contributes to the element of social-realism in Postcard from Brechin.
“The Crucifixion drawings are set in real places to create a present day relevance for the subject and to challenge viewers attitudes.
“On reflection, many current ‘crimes against humanity’ still happen and are sometimes casually ignored by the world.”
The medium used is the most elemental of drawing techniques, black charcoal on white paper and measure approximately 2 square metres in area.
The project started in 2007 and is ongoing.