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Geevor Ortus

© the artist. Photo credit: Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

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This work relates to a site-specific project the artist undertook at Geevor Tin Mine in Cornwall in 1997. The raw materials used as pigments within the works are all significant to either the mine itself or the local industries and culture of Cornwall. The colours of black, white, red and yellow, in that order, have an alchemical importance. The work has a strong undercurrent of change flowing through the idea and the materials. The images formed by the evaporating salt solutions during the making of the work are arrived at by chance and the artist is interested in the idea of an artwork changing over its lifetime.

Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

Edinburgh


Date

1997

Medium

china clay pigment oil paint, coal dust pigment oil paint, pottery clay pigment oil paint, tin ore pigment oil paint, paraffin wax & evaporated concentrated brine on canvas laid on board

Measurements

H 253.6 x W 207.6 cm

Accession number

2010.033

Acquisition method

Diploma Work deposit, 2010

Work type

Painting


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Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

The Mound, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH2 2EL Scotland

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