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Nomadic Landmass (Eldfell) 1 2005

Ilana Halperin (born 1973, Iceland)

Nomadic Landmass (Eldfell) 1
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Copyright: Copyright The Artist; Image courtesy of the Artist and doggerfisher, Edinburgh

The work of a geologist in the field resembles closely that of an artist going about the business of developing and making work; the very ground beneath one’s feet is simply that until the chance encounter with a particular rock, picked up, examined and recorded becomes an object of specific interest and the material of human curiosity and communication. Halperin’s work is a beautifully refined synthesis of a private response to the cataclysmic reality that shaped and continues to shape the world around us.

Acquisition Details

Acquired from doggerfisher, Edinburgh, 2005
Purchased with funds from the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland which was originated and operated 2003-2006 by the Contemporary Art Society and supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.
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