Christine Borland


About the edition

Produced for Cove Park in DCA Print Studio, this limited edition screenprint by Christine Borland is part of the Cove Park Portfolio. This edition is available individually or as part of a complete boxed portfolio that includes prints by the following artists: Claire Barclay, Christine Borland, Nathan Coley, Graham Fagen, Louise Hopkins, Ross Sinclair, Simon Starling. The Portfolio is presented in a high quality, lined, fabric-covered handmade box, designed by Sarah Tripp and produced by Downie Allison Downie Bookbinders, Glasgow.

Borland explores conventional perceptions of morality in her practice, by using investigative processes validated with historical evidence. The theme of her print for the Cove Park Portfolio is an extension of work she developed during a residency at Glenfiddich Distillery in 2004, in the Anatomy Acts exhibition at City Arts Centre, Edinburgh, 2006 and followed by a three year NESTA fellowship awarded to the artist in May 2006. The print depicts a common ailment for trees growing near distilleries, whose bark is attacked by a black fungus. Borland has transplanted such a tree to Cove Park where it will slowly return to its natural colour. Her print uses both positive and negative versions of a photograph to refer to the tree’s transformation in nature. The horizontal positioning of this symmetrical image also alludes to biophysical patterns such as bronchial structures and branch-like artery networks, relating to the artist’s ongoing interest in the ethics of medical decision-making. 

Year 2006
Edition of 60
Media Screenprint on Somerset Satin (300gsm) paper
Dimensions 56 x 76cm
Signature Individually signed by artist
Artist Christine Borland
Produced for Cove Park

About Cove Park

Cove Park is an international artists’ residency centre located on an outstanding 50-acre rural site overlooking Loch Long on Scotland's west coast. The residency programme supports national and international artists working in all art forms and at every career stage. Artists are given the time, space, freedom and financial support required for research and the development of new work. Cove Park's visual arts programme also commissions new work for presentation on site or for exhibitions with partner venues; the first Cove Park Portfolio (2007) includes limited edition art works and prints from seven leading artists connected to Cove Park and the west coast. 

Scotland + Venice 2019 - the Scottish presentation at the 2019 Venice Biennale - was commissioned and curated by Linsey Young with Cove Park and the commissioned artist, Charlotte Prodger, presented a major new solo exhibition in Venice in 2019. Cove Park celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2020.

About Christine Borland

Christine Borland was included in What makes for the fullness and perfection of life, for beauty and happiness, is good… (1999) and Here + Now: Scottish Art 1990 - 2001 (2001) exhibitions in DCA galleries.

Further information about Christine Borland's work can be found here.

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