Artist's description:

Expressive landscape painting of Wheal Martyn china clay mine in Saint Austell. This is part of a series of industrial landscapes as I like to consider in more depth where things come from. How our constant need for resources alters our landscape. China clay (or Kaolin) is also a product many of us don't even realise is so useful and ubiquitous. It's in everything from paper, paint, aspirin, cosmetics, rubber... I could go on.

It is a very common ingredient in art materials besides the obvious ceramics application. This painting also has china clay incorporated into the paint mixture. It is very textured.

Around Saint Austell you can also see many man-made mountains made from china clay slag heaps reclaimed by nature and covered in vegetation. I am fascinated by this cycle of nature interrupted and nature taking over again.

Unframed deep canvas with painted edges, ready to hang.

Materials used:

Oil paint, beeswax and China clay

China Clay Mine Wheal Martyn 1 (2016)


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This artwork is sold by Emmy Lopes from United Kingdom

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