Assynt -
“Storing Elphin Time”

The geology of the northwest highlands of Scotland is some of the most complex in the world. Early geologists struggled to understand the presence of old rock over more recent and they concluded that the Moine Thrust was caused by the pressure of the meeting of two ancient continents; the Geological survey map illustrates this beautifully.

“Storing Elphin Time” is my response to a visit to the Ledmore marble quarry in Assynt where the dark peaty surface of the landscape has been scraped back to reveal the jewel like Inchnadamph marble a sense making the mystery visible. The sculpture is made from stoneware with a Calcium carbonate surface finish, the colours and numbers refer to the Geological Survey mapping system.

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