When I first started to look at the geological maps I decided to put them into some sort of order. I then had to make up my mind as to how to order them. Age of map, rock type, size of map, colour, most interesting formations? The obvious choice would be by map number, but that isn't as logical as one may think as the map numbers don't start top left and continue in sequence to bottom right. My wife flavoured this method, but then she's a mathematician.
I decided that I'd batch them by country within the UK so Scotland, Wales and England. I don't have many maps of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, I think this is because John didn't visit the area much (see 'about us' page to learn about Uncle John).
I've found the Scottish maps a brilliant inspiration to start with. The geology of Scotland is complicated and has numerous faults and intrusions to muddle the rocks up (muddle isn't a term used by geologists, but you know what I mean).
It's also got lots of islands and discrete areas that are really adaptable to make great art. The first pieces of work created by me as art-maps heavily feature Scottish landscapes. Shetland, Glenelg, Loch Carron are all featured in the first series released. I have a wonderful map of Mull that is incredibly complicated and is taking me a long time to do it justice. I will be releasing this as a limited edition in the future.
I'd be really interested if there are areas of Scotland that you think I should look at in future releases. Please let me know by e-mailing me at email@example.com
The next blog will feature areas of England I've worked on.