Geology Art Scotland - Assynt, Moine Thrust, NW Highlands
Geology Art Scotland - Assynt, Moine Thrust, NW Highlands
Geology Art Scotland - Assynt, Moine Thrust, NW Highlands

GEOLOGY, ASSYNT 'ZONE OF COMPLICATION'

Regular price £850.00

Original Piece

A textile artwork taking inspiration by the staggering work of intrepid, Victorian geologists Peach and Horne.

It was here in Assynt, 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

 Year: 2015
Image size: 63 x 46 cm
Framed size: 75 x 58 cm approx
Materials: Harris Tweed and freehand embroidery
Professionally framed in grey wood with an off-white mount, signed by the artist.
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