Dr Adam Watson (born 1930) (2003)
About this artwork
This picture is made up of two photographs, to show the man himself and his context . The first is that of the ecologist and conservation worker, Dr Adam Watson, taken in the Cairngorms. The second is a view of the same place after snow had fallen, seen from the photographer's light aircraft in flight. Adam Watson's research in the Scottish Highlands has proved useful to our understanding of climate change. He has always been passionate about issues to do with the environment and mountain areas in particular.
Patricia Macdonald was born in Edinburgh and educated at Edinburgh University where she gained a doctorate in Biological Science in 1973. An independent photographic artist and graphic designer, she was Head of Publications Design and Production for the National Museums of Scotland from 1985-90. Much of her recent work has involved aerial photography, in collaboration with her husband, Angus Macdonald, as pilot and operations manager. This has resulted in some beautiful close-ups of cloud formations and jewel-like visions of the surface of the earth. Patricia Macdonald has exhibited and published widely in Britain and abroad.