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Local Rocks (Seydisfjördur)

Volcanic rocks are abound with colourful minerals. The stone was soft enough to hand grind into pigment powder. Mixed with water from a nearby creeks and waterfalls the minerals could be used as paint.

A series of small “rock paintings” (13x9 cm each) show the spectrum of pigments extracted. The colours vary starting from earthly shades of red, brown and terracotta to bright green, pale blue or dark asphalt gray.

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