Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

A narrative of origins, settlement and development. The work evolved from a 1970s book on minerals. The original images were built upon, quite literally, through research into specific uses, purposes and histories of particular minerals (such as carbon, calcium, aragonite, feldspar). The mineral specimes become like islands exisiting somewhere in an indeterminate time and space, their potential to evolve still lying ahead or a potential that has now passed.

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Matthew Richardson Artist + Illustrator
© Matthew Richardson 2021