The idea for this painting was born from a trip my wife and I took to the Isle of Sky in the north of Scotland – a very raw and mystical place. While on a hike we came across this formation that looked like a throne. We sat for a long while, taking in the timeless landscape and changing skies. Wondering how many eons this formation had seen. In the rock is carved a petroglyph of the Greek characters, Alpha and Omega. Symbolic of the beginning and the end. Or perhaps in a metaphysical sense, the transition of one cycle to another. The birds are canaries, used in coal mines as an advance warning of danger. And seer is one who, through supernatural insight, sees what the future holds. A prophet. Putting these elements together gave me this scene. What does it all mean? Like the fate of our collective future, I’m not sure, but I remain ever hopeful.