Straiph Wilson is a self-taught Scottish artist creating art independently of the art world canon. His work remains relatively obscure but accessible. His current practice focuses on what is commonly Outsider. Wilson attempts to create a personal journey of exploration into the relationship between structure, function , power and corrupt identity by creating religious objects from these ideas. His art practice attempts to go beyond or behind customary established dogma, to satisfy a need which certain individuals have to experience the intersection between science, religion, belief and cryptic means of communication.
He once worked in behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology; this encompasses the study of organic diversity, including its origins, dynamics, maintenance, and consequences. (22 Years post influence).