A Chiel I Ken


A series of postcards that focus on
“where I’m from”, rather than “where I’ve been”.
I asked my cousin Zoe if she could write a poem
in response to a quote we were given, she wrote
A Chiel I Ken, which was written in Doric,
a language we speak in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

The photography was bitmapped using Stochaster,
then screenprinted onto the postcards.
A verse of the poem was then letterpressed onto
the back of the postcards in Caslon Italic 12pt.
The postcards were then wrapped in cloth,
then wrapped in sheep’s wool to preserve them,
and to be cherished for years to come.


Central Saint Martins2023