Embedded within the empty structure of these decaying buildings, lay the remnants of lives long gone. I can hear the sounds of time past, characterised by the constant drizzle that falls simultaneously from a pained grey sky that sits lightly upon tired shoulders. There lies a deep connectedness to this place and it is here that I always return, never a migrant or tourist. I am a Glaswegian as surely as my ancestors are encoded into my DNA. The streets are quiet enough; I can smell the rain as it mingles with the fragments of detritus that lie casually upon and in between the tar macadam and grassy verge that borders Glasgow Green. In temporal space Memory and Reality embrace, attaching like electricity to the surface of skin; the warm sensations are almost melodic in their touch. I am home.
[Annemarie Murland, 2007] 
Annemarie Murland is a Scottish artist and educator living in Newcastle, NSW, Australia