Mulholland says: "Before the First World War this area of Scotland was open hillside with small sheep farming Crofts [farms] and rural communities. The crofters were moved to other land by the government as there was a desperate need for timber after the war, the area was planted with fast growing conifer trees suitable for harvesting softwood and the landscape altered once again.
You can still see the some faint outlines of the crofts and past settlements within the forest, this intrigued me and I wanted to find a visual form that would represent the past inhabitants of this land."
Mulholland created a similar installation at Vestiges Park, a collection of contemporary sculpture that was part of the Glasgow International Art Festival 2010.
Lest you think he only places his Perspex people in pastoral or rural areas, here are some photos of a piece Mulholland titled Looking At You Looking At Me Glasgow in which his Perspex folks pop up in an urban landscape. Somehow, they are even more disconcerting in this environment!
And finally, people are not the only Perspex creatures Mulholland creates. Here is a family of foxes sneaking through the forest in Now You See Me, Now You Don't...