Sarnath Banerjee

‘Casual Highland 2′, 2014
Screenprint
35 x 76cm. Edition of 12

‘The Highlands have permanently entered my imagination… I had the opportunity to return home after work, in the magic light, walking by the river Ness; the glens and the munros at a distance, the grand town of Inverness behind me and the deep and dark Loch Ness ahead with the threat of an eagle owl hovering over my head. I would have thought that the whole visit to Inverness was entirely in my imagination had it not been for the prints that three of us (John McNaught, Alison McMenemy and I) created during my residency. The series is inspired by a stray comment made by Mr. McNaught, something about the unique Scottish ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. So we got together and made a campaign for the Highland calling it Casual Highland.’

Sarnath Banerjee