The Whitehouse Burn - Agnes Sillars

This collage of the Whitehouse Burn is by Agnes Sillars. Agnes was born in bred in the village of Whitehouse (Glac a' Mhuilinn - Lagavullin - in the hollow of the mill) in north Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland. The Whitehouse Burn runs past the field at the south of Agnes's cottage. The burn, which rises on Cnoc a' Bhaile-Shios, is a constant for villagers like Agnes, who walks daily along the course of the burn at Glenreasdell. The burn flows into West Loch Tarbert which joins the Atlantic between the village of Clachan and the Knapdale peninsula to the west. The bridge in her collage once formed part of the main road from Tarbert to Campbeltown but has since been bypassed. The bridge now leads to a small wood at the back of the village. Agnes's artwork is a multi-media piece which uses found materials from the banks of the burn such as twigs, mosses and lichens. Some elements are painted; the burn, the bridge and the heron; and the rabbits are made from the hair from the brushings of one of Agnes's cats, Diego. Agnes has also used cinnamon sticks from pot pourri that she had in her house.

Agnes sends the following message to the Río Atrato: "The picture is at Whitehouse Burn, Argyll. With love and support from Scotland to Colombia". 

Artwork of nature being held-up in front of small river

Close up of artwork collage of nature

A woman holding up a collage artwork

Collage artwork of animals and plants by a river

Artwork of a bird

Artwork of a rabbit