THERE ARE FEW PLACES in the developed world where people are able to live intimately with nature in its most elemental and awe-inspiring forms; where there is true freedom in a land of no beaten tracks; where it is possible to be alone with wildness and where every footstep is a journey into a world of colour, texture and life. I consider myself uniquely privileged to have grown up in one of those rare places – the Lewis moor where I spent my childhood summers. This unique landscape has been at the heart of my work for over thirty years.
I have adopted Mamba as an acronym for the moor because it can be described as miles and miles of beauty astounding. Mamba has the sound of a dance – the rhythm of life itself.
Mamba – The Exhibition, is a visual dance through the history and nature of the moor. I have created images incorporating photography, watercolour and drawing, blended with tapestries that include colours hand-dyed from the mosses, lichens and plants of the moorland. Alice Starmore
Mamba – The Exhibition by Alice Starmore
was first shown at An Lanntair Gallery, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
and will be showing at other venues during 2009
The Na h-Àirighean section of Mamba is currently showing at
Timespan Gallery, Helmsdale, Sutherland until 20th Sept 2009
The Eye of Creation
from Mamba - The Exhibition