Mare Tranquillitatis (Latin for Sea of Tranquillity)
Was the sight of the first moon landings. The large lunar basin was formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. They were dubbed maria,or singular ‘Mare’ Latin for "seas", by early astronomers who mistook them for actual seas.
This Circular work is a montage of the artists photographs, the figure was photographed in the artists studio whilst the rock formations were photographed near Cadaqués in Northern Spain were the landscape was mashed up when the Pyrenees were formed, creating some beautiful geology.
The image was then exposed on to a hand cut circular etching plate. Each Plate is inked up individually and is then printed on to a hand painted background, and then finished with 22crt gold leaf around, giving the piece reference to a lunar eclipse.
The circular frame with its convex dome gives further reference to astronomy and creates a porthole through which to view this other world.
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