oil on board
4ft x 8ft
The title is a combination of manuscript and landscape. The basic structure of the painting is designed on a worn manuscript (fig.1): comparing words on a manuscript to fields on a landscape, the land’s script.
Great age is attributed to a worn manuscript as is the Penwith landscape and its ancient field systems.
The painting is of the land as seen from above, the fields are a jigsaw of many overlapping motifs, for example: bird (fig.2), fish (fig.3-4) and skull (fig.5) amongst others.