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, the quarry to the rooftop and the rooftop to the artwork.

In ‘Horizon’, I have taken a single discarded slate, washed away the grime collected over the years to reveal its natural texture and colouring. I have further broken a corner of the slate and re-fitted it to reveal slivers of the lighter grey beneath the weathered surface. I have then scratched a circle, a universal shape at the heart of our relationship to the world, into the surface with a sharp point.

The work is then glazed and framed with a plain 3 cm flat white wooden surround and ready to hang. 53x61x2cm

Materials used:

Discarded roof slate



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This artwork is sold by Bob Barron from United Kingdom

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