Horizon Rising is a continuum of David Cass’s practice on environmental themes – in particular sea level rise – over the decade since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art. His work is of particular relevance to North Uist and Taigh Chearsabhagh. Each one of these artworks has been painted from imagination; and many are titled as a percentage, charting a rising horizon-line. Each piece has been painted upon a recycled substrate.
Often, the surfaces themselves make reference to reasons behind sea rise: a copper boiler hints at thermal expansion; steel advertisements for motor oil and road signs reference pollution and over consumption.