Yolanda’s design is inspired by the winter mountain hares in Shetland. The winters are long and dark here but the night sky is incredible and out on the moors, the white hares are frolicking in the moonlight. It can give hope in the darkness. The winter may be long but there is beauty in the night before the reappearance of the light – we need to remember that.

A former maths/physics teacher, Yolanda is currently in her third year of a Fine Art degree, studying with University of Highlands and Islands in Shetland, and loves exploring new things. She took part in the Lighthouse trail in 2021 and really enjoyed it.

The remoteness, aliveness and light of Shetland comes out through her photography, paintings and sculptures.

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The Big Hop Trail sees hare sculptures designed and created by some of the country’s most talented artists. After the event, the large hare sculptures will be sold at a charitable auction, with the net proceeds raised for Clan Cancer Support.

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