“Transis Ample Tai” (Go on great Tay)
Perth Royal Infirmary
Woven Tapestry 300cm x 158cm
Commissioned by British Health Care Arts for Perth Royal Infirmary the tapestry reflects the beauty of the surrounding countryside and its rich Celtic history. The imagery of snake, round let and fish come from the Celtic symbols found on the Inchire Stone, a fragment of a Celtic cross slab found in Perth. The title and Latin text come from a quote by the Bishop of Cirencester when he visited Perth in 1537. He greatly admired the quality of the arable lands around the Tay saying “Go on great Tay, through fields, through hills through Perth Regina – for you feed the nation”.