Swash is an artform invented by Edinburgh based Scottish colourist Andrew Hennessey in 2009 and is derived from nature and the interplay of an ocean of colour in an environment of digital design.... More >
Andrew Hennessey is from the tradition of the Scottish colourist and modernist and sees the essence of life as awash with the swirl of colour.
Swash, in geography, is a turbulent layer of water that washes up on the beach after an incoming wave has broken. The swash action can move beach material up and down on the beach, which results in the cross-shore sediment exchange.
In Swash by Andrew Hennessey we are looking at the refraction of waves of colour and light as they interact with our vision our spirit and the canvas of our imagination.< Less
Startan is the 21st Century Scottish tartan revolution. It is an asymmetric style of tartan that continues in the tradition of the Scottish colorists and modernists and could potentially bring tartan... More > into a new era of cultural uses. It is based upon the traditional color ratios or Clan Setts - but has them radiating and overlapping within geometric shapes that are not square. The design possibilities are endless. Startan was invented by Andrew hennessey in Edinburgh Scotland on october 10th 2007< Less
Startan was invented on the 10th of October, 2007AD by Andrew Hennessey of Outshore Multimedia, Edinburgh and builds on the tradition in Scottish Arts for the use of bold colour and design.
Startan... More > presents Traditional tartan 'Setts' or colour ratios in a more informal, fluid and designed way.
The traditional Scottish patriarch may well disagree with the design virtues of Startan ... but then after centuries of opportunity to produce his own informal revisions - he still doesn't seem to appreciate the gentle side of disorder. The box girder approach to fashion and social design is maybe good for the many male engineers that Scotland is so proud of - but then women don't always want to look like they are wearing the draft design for one of the many block houses that Scottish architects regularly turn out.
Startan provides a new vehicle for a more Universal use of tartan in every kind of fashion setting.< Less
This is the Secret Scotland Calendar of Andrew Hennessey, folklorist and Ufologist. If there were some things you wanted to know about Scotland but got diverted at the tartan tourist shop - this is... More > the calendar for you. Available but hard to locate knowledge and some of the secret stuff hidden in plain view that the tour bus just accelerates past ! Some of these images are extraordinary insights into the paranormal in Scotland. All were taken by Andrew Hennessey. Bronze Age sites, historic battles, ghosts, monsters, faeries, magic, Saints and Angels, Masons and Templars - all illustrate the reason many people still make pilgrimmages to Scotland.< Less
'A Tour of Scotland' by Andrew Hennessey is the essential taster to the Scottish travel experience. In pictures, words and digital art by Scottish photographer, poet and colourist Andrew Hennessey... More > you are taken a tour round the very idea of what it is to be Scottish. 'A Tour of Scotland' distils the fine and ancient Scottish spirit into a potent and enlightening experience that will make you want to be there to see it all for yourself !!< Less
Here is the area around Gorebridge, near Edinburgh the capital city of Scotland in pictures. Those pictures have lots of very strange looking alien and anomalous things in them that cannot be... More > adequately explained. Some of these curious things were put there by the establishment, but some were possibly put there on display by the ancient aliens themselves. It does rather seem that these beings have been going on with their business in this area for millennia - perhaps right back to those ancient times spoken of in the books of folklore collectors such as MM Banks, or the Rev Kirk. Perhaps the subterranean nature of non-human beings as reported over the millennia has some bearing on all of this. Ongoing filming around Gorebridge by many people has produced lots more footage and imagery since at least 1999 and the local witness reports keep piling up.
The photographs were taken by myself in and around the Gorebridge, Carrington and Midlothian area and are typical of whats being filmed there by witnesses.< Less
My book of Scottish Compositions is my second after Earthlight, and is inspired by my eclectic journey through Scottish culture - travels that have embraced the traditional folk music from Scotland... More > and Ireland and the Continent and also the Neo Classical.
I hope that you get a flavour for many of the milestones in my own personal pilgrimmage and that these tunes connect you with those Scottish roots that I discovered on the way.< Less