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Local Rocks (Farrera)

Farrera is derived from the Catalan word “ferro” meaning iron. The Pyrenean rock abounds with minerals such as iron, lead, silver and cobalt.

To my astonishment, the colourful stone was soft enough to hand grind into pigment powder that mixed with water from a nearby brook could be used as paint.

The series of small “rock paintings” (13x9 cm each) show the spectrum of six different pigments extracted from the rocks.

See more images of the Local -project:

  • Local Colours
  • Local Waters
  • Local Winds
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