The world must be romanticized

Installation by Guðrún Benónýsdóttir  Wind and Weather gallery, Reykjavík


Book of travel and inspiration:   „A Colour Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section“  

Rolled up black Rosco aluminiumfolie has been  painted on one side. The painting creates image of details in nature inspired from images in a book of minerals and rocks. The nature details are painted continuously throughout the roll, changing only gradually, with some divisions of colours and forms. Few sheets of the painting have been torn off and are lying out in the exhibition space.


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 - Metamorphic rocks and minerals    (Ref. from” A Colour Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section“.  W.S. MacKenzie and A.E. Adams). 

Garnet cordierite sillimanite gneiss with crossed polars.  Locality: Fort Dauphin, S. Madagascar.  

Dolomitic limestone in plane-polarized light.  Locality: Jurassic, Greece.   

Basalt, crossed polar. Locality: Hawaii.  

Serpentinite in plane-polarized light. Locality: Lizard Head, Cornwall, England.