'My drawings are about what I see in the real world all around me. They are about the magic in all things we recognise as normal. They are about ordinary houses and farm buildings, drainpipes, gutters, chimney pots, windows, doors, washing hanging out to dry, balconies and all forms of useful street furniture. The road does not concentrate on castles, palaces and cathedrals. It is governed more by small apparently insignificant details and hidden forces, by underground 'blind' springs and the ever changing movements of shorelines, rivers and of moonrises and sunsets.'
To travel the road to Meikle Seggie is to undertake any journey which offers unexpected opportunities for intellectual growth and self-discovery. In the 1970s, Richard Demarco embarked on a series of journeys, starting in Edinburgh, to recover a sense of our living culture in the environments around us. These radiated out across Europe, underpinning the internationalism of this unique Scottish-Italian artist's own extraordinary journey. Forty years later, the journey is renewed with this reproduction of Demarco's original artwork and his first Meikle Seggie essay, along with a new translation into Italian.