Patterns of Flora | Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats
Patterns of Flora | Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats is an ATLAS Arts commission by artist Frances Priest in collaboration with botanist Stephen Bungard that celebrates the diverse plant life of Raasay.
To accompany the project two new ATLAS Editions are available; a signed series of handmade parian vases featuring the artist’s botanical designs and an editioned colouring book of the original drawings.
The focal point of the project is a bespoke collection of ceramic artworks by Frances Priest that are permanently sited within Raasay House. These decorative works take their form from the island’s varied plant life and in particular seven different habitats: bog, coast, freshwater loch, limestone, moor, mountain and woodland. Alongside these artworks a special map has been made that offers an imaginative survey of seven different botanical walks around these habitats. The routes vary in difficulty and duration, each offering a unique insight into the flora of this beautiful island.