Based on old British Geological Survey maps at least 50 years old Art-Maps takes what is beneath your feet and turns it into Abstract art. The colours are arbitrary and are used to differentiate different rock types.
What we’re interested in is the shapes and patterns created by geological forces of nature over millennia, and how we can use these as the stating point to make art.
We have kept the form, flow and shape. We have kept some of the colours and changed others. In most cases we have removed the surface man made features and left the work of nature underneath.
Please look at the colours and organic shapes. The work tectonics and erosion creates moments to compare with the best of mans modern art.
Mostly limestone and chalk from the cretaceous period 145 million years ago. The shape is made from water erosion and a rising sea level from the last ice age. The colours chosen are to make the shapes stand out even more and make a focal point in any room.
Limited edition of 100no prints on 300gsm Galerie Art satin paper. Each numbered and signed. Supplied rolled in a tube for you to frame as you wish. In the pictures we have used an oak frame sourced in Yorkshire. The overall size of the print is 40x60. There is no right or wrong way to hang the prints, just your way.
In the beginning….
It all started because of John.
John was my wife’s uncle, he was a research chemist who lived most of his life near Oxford in the house that his parents had built.
He was a private person who never married but was very pleased to see you if you visited (and I suspect equally pleased when you left). He was fiercely intelligent man who did not suffer fools gladly and their opinions were equally given short shrift. I liked him a lot.
What John liked were books and maps. His house was filled with them, and I mean stuffed full.
The maps covered the whole of the UK and beyond. John liked to walk. He travelled all over the country by train most weekends to stay in a youth hostel to indulge his passion for the British countryside.In later life when he was to infirm to travel, I think the maps helped him to remember past visits and trips.
John died in his 80's and the books and maps came to live with us in Yorkshire. I then had an idea...
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