Artist's description:

Slate is of sedimentary origin, formed from the deposits of minerals collected on the beds of ancient seas millions of years ago and forced to the surface by the movement of the Earth's crust, retreating seas and glaciation. Eventually it was quarried by man to provide shelter from the elements and became eroded and marked by this exposure and also by man-made pollutants in the atmosphere.

I like the idea of working with slate because of the age and nature of the material. I am interested in the journey from the seabed to the quarry, from the quarry to the rooftop, and from the rooftop to the artwork.

In ‘Half moon’, the 3 pieces of broken slate have been washed clean of the grime collected over the years to reveal its natural texture and colouring. The circle, a universal shape at the heart of our relationship to the world, has been scratched across the surfaces of 2 of the slates with a sharp point and black paint further defines the outline. The painted impression of a common or garden spoon adds to the contemplative nature of the work.

The work is then glazed and framed with a plain 3 cm flat white wooden surround and ready to hang. 46x74x2cm

Materials used:

Recycled roof slate

Half moon


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This artwork is sold by Bob Barron from United Kingdom

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