Thinking of Place ll 'My heart in the highlands' Polymer Photogravure, Artist Linda Koseclewicz. InkMasters Exhibition and Print Exchange. Presented in partnership with InkMasters, Cairns. My heart’s in the Highlands” is a romantic vision of the Scottish landscape. Constructed from a number of different locations; the magnificent Glen Affric and the iconic mountain Schiehallion, a monumental and wild landscape where humans are dwarfed by the power of nature is presented. Kosciewicz herself features as a tiny figure gazing upwards in wonder at Schiehallion. Kosciewicz, a musician, often uses music and words as an inspiration. The title of is taken from the Robert Burns song of the same name. Although evidently a romantic song about national pride, it also hints at the depopulation of the High- lands in the 18th-19th century. The dramatic beauty of the Highlands also reminds Kosciewicz of how Scotland’s landscapes have been shaped by their tragic history. Their often desolate and melancholy beauty is a reminder of the ghosts of the people who were driven from the High- lands as a result of the High- land Clearances, one of the biggest movements of population in British history. This significance has particular resonance for Kosciewicz, a first-generation Scot whose parents left mainland Europe as a result of World War II. For Kosciewicz, the Highlands continues to be a powerful symbol of Scotland's past and present.