Volcanology, 5 (Richard Skelton)

Volcanology, 5 (Richard Skelton)

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Volcanology, 5

Richard Skelton

Original Artwork

 

2016

 

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  • EDITION

    Original unmounted artwork
    One of a series of 8 collages
    Initialled and dated on the front
    Signed on the back
    150 x 220mm

  • DESCRIPTION

    Volcanology is a series of artworks produced in response to the volcanic geology of Iceland. The artworks were produced whilst on a residency as part of the Frontiers in Retreat programme in 2016, and were later exhibited at Skaftfell, Seyðisfjörður, in 2017.

     

    In volcanic landscapes, an igneous sheet intrusion is formed where a new mass of molten magma enroaches along planes of weakness in older rock. When it cuts into another unlayered mass, or across layers, it is called a ‘dike’. When it is formed between layers, it is called a ‘sill’.

     

    The Volcanology series imitates these processes by intruding newer material into older texts, specifically excerpts from the Austurand newspaper and the Saga Íslendinga.

     

    A selection from this series was originally published in the Towards a Frontier book, which was produced as a Corbel Stone Press Art Edition in 2017.

     

    The original artworks are now for sale for the first time, produced in an beautiful edition comprising a black card enclosure featuring the Corbel Stone Press sigil.