Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research 2019/20


Entry No. 287

Miss Nikolina Georgieva, Bartlett School of Architecture

Geological Strata

The image is of a photographic composition of ceramic objects, rocks and powdered pigments, manifesting three different forms of stratified soil and clay. The rocks were collected from the Isle of Thanet, and pigments extracted from them were processed into glazes for the making of fired ceramic pots. The process manifests the use of earthen pigments in art. In an age of global soil contamination due to the local economy of production, the metal oxidation of soil showcases industrial impact on natural resources resulting in a change in pigmentation and the properties of the land conditions. This work raises the issue of land ownership and industrial waste, gradually changing the earth's geological strata.

Produced: Photograph

 


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