GEOLOGY, ASSYNT 'ZONE OF COMPLICATION'
FINE ART PRINT
An abstract textile art piece with fresh pastel shades. Geological map the North West Highlands of Scotland.
This area of Assynt has long been referred to, in geological terms, as ‘The Zone of Complication’. Geologists studying the area became confused when they found metamorphosed rocks at the top of the sequence, appearing to be the youngest, however they had been metamorphosed implying they had once been buried deep in the Earth's crust. This was further complicated by the fact that the underlying rocks did not appear to have suffered this same treatment.
It was here in the late 1800’s that Ben Peach and John Horne solved the great puzzle of the geology of the North West Highlands. They proved that the ‘Moine’ metamorphosed rocks had formed many kilometres to the East and had been pushed Westwards, thrusting above younger sedimentary rocks as a consequence of continental collision.
In this piece you can see the light coloured thrust sheet of Moine rock pushing in from the East over the younger quartzites and limestone. Also depicted to the West of centre are the isolated Old Red Sandstone mountains of Cul Mor, Suilven, Canisp and Quinag.
See the full collection of Moine Thrust Artwork here
|Print edition of 50|
|Signed, hand-numbered, limited edition giclée print|
|Image size: 63.5 x 46 cm|
|Original medium: Harris Tweed, freehand embroidery|
|Printed on Hahnemühle museum etching 300gsm acid free art paper using the finest archival inks|
|Shipping: Prints are neither mounted nor framed. The textured art paper should not be rolled, as such, prints are sent flat and will require a signature on delivery. I do keep a small number of prints in stock in my studio, however some may be printed to order and could take up to 10 days to despatch.|
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