She was born in Bulgaria and has lived in Scotland since 2005.
'To Iona' is a prose-poem inspired by the Iona Psalter.
'I wanted to capture in a few strokes a journey to Iona and my immediate impression of the island – which was powerful. And to respond to the intricate illustration of letters in the psalter that blend writing, art, and the spirit of a time when people were much more aware of the magic of the natural world.'
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Video: Kapka Kassabova
Kapka Kassabova discusses her connection to the manuscript and Iona, and her approach to the commission.