RePlace 4 (eggs) Brodgar 19 May 2012

This deposit involved returning soil to Brodgar in the form of one unfired and several low-fired eggs, accompanied by the Brodgar yarn-wife, taking back re-worked soil to the specific area from which it originated.

The clock is ticking on this installation particularly because of the inclusion of unfired clay, which will not withstand rain or dew without alteration.


N58 59.22′

W 003 14.45′

The nearby Ring of Brodgar (plus the neolithic complex at the Ness of Brodgar) is part of the World Heritage Site in Orkney of major international importance. It is very impressive, sitting in a bowl of low hills with water on either side, the high hills of Hoy forming a backdrop.

The deposit itself consists of nine eggs in felted pouches (made in Orkney from wool of locally raised sheep), dangling from a farm gate by the Loch of Stenness.


2 thoughts on “RePlace 4 (eggs) Brodgar 19 May 2012

  1. It was a beautiful morning when the work was installed. I could hear Skylark, Curlew and Lapwing. Not very many people at the Ring of Brodgar early on a Saturday morning though.

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