Maris

Loch Ranoch: Maris, 2020
30 x 21cm, 2pp archival inject print on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper inviting Paul Robertson to a “requiem supper” by Alexander and Susan Maris commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Celtic (Kinloch Rannoch) Scottish Symphony by Joseph Beuys and Henning Christiansen. The event has a menu of soup, fish and other Scottish gourmet items but sadly the event was “in spirit only” and a theoretical meet up (in part because the COVID-19 pandemic had meant lock-downs in parts of Scotland were in place and travel dsicouraged). Signed by both Alexander and Sue Maris on the reverse. VG+.
JOINT:
30 x 21cm, 1pp press release for the event. VG+.

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Rannoch Moor: s.p. (Maris), 2015
30 x 42cm full colour unique c-print showing one of the graves from the Potter's Field installation - this was the first exhibition in the Garden at LUST & THE APPLE. Each of 9 "graves" were simple mounds of bare earth, each marked with a single unadorned white quartzite stone, sourced from Schiehallion – a ‘sacred mountain’ apocryphally linked to the Knights Templar.
The path between the graves and the paved square at one corner of the Field contained a ‘Temenos’. The public are invited to leave their own offerings to the deceased Muses within the Temenos.
"Enter with reverence and respect for the nine Muses /who are buried in this Potter’s Field. /Do not desecrate their Memory.  A Potter’s Field containing nine pauper’s graves, one for each of the classical Muses is found>"
The photograph shows one of the graves which is starting to be overgrown with weeds and one of the headstones. Unique. Signed on the bottom.

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Glasgow: s.p. (Maris), n.d. (2005) 29 x 21cm, original found exhibition catalogue by Joseph Beuys which has lost its covers and shows evidence of fire on all sides. The book has been sealed into a plastic transparent sheet with added cloth plasters. Additionally the book has been signed "Bysue" - an anagram of "Beuys" and with a small drawing of a hat - both deliberately looking like an original Beuys signature and drawing.
The history of this book tells the tale - it was found by a relative of Sue Maris after a house fire and stolen and then hidden (in case it was valuable). Suer Maris found this out at a later date and stole the book back from the thief. She then buried in a metal casket in Rannoch Moor for a number of years.
On taking the book out from its hiding place, the artist's created the final form with the addition of the "forged" signature - By Sue - and sealed the book. it was later given to Paul Robertson by Maris as a gift following an exhibition at Heart Gallery in Edinburgh.

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