Artist's description:

I like the idea of working with slate because of the age and nature of the material. Millions of years ago, movement of the Earth's crust, retreating seas and glaciation pushed mineral deposits collected on ancient sea beds to the Earth's surface where they were eventually quarried by man to provide shelter from the winds and rain.

The slate I use has served this purpose and is eroded and marked by exposure to the elements as well as by man-made pollutants in the atmosphere. I am interested in the journey from the seabed to the quarry, the quarry to the rooftop and the rooftop to the artwork.

In ‘Sirius’, I have taken a single discarded slate, washed away the grime collected over the years to reveal its natural texture and colouring. The metal spoon, which stands slightly proud of the surface, has been added to represent a common or garden object juxtaposed to the collaged print of the star, Sirius. A reflective piece about time and space - or just a picture.

The work is varnished to bring out the texture and then finished with a thin black wood edging, ready to hang. 26x56x2cm

Materials used:

Recycled roof slate



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This artwork is sold by Bob Barron from United Kingdom

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