Mid Atlantic Kilt —

1986


Roddy’s early work around this time was politically informed, politically motivated. Printed tartans with Polaris submarines in fashion shows, plaster petrol bombs, milk churn bombs, flags, graffiti (official and unofficial) Formally diverse and rich, intellectually striving, politics and struggle elevated by a curious mix of clean edges and revolutionary colour schemes.

Ross Sinclair, Players, catalogue essay, P12


Commemoration of the special relationship between the USA and the UK. Many of the US bombing raids on Libya in 1986 had been launched from airbases in Britain.