Several people have asked me about the origin of the geological art-maps. What they mean is where is it in the UK?
Personally, the location doesn't matter, the world under our feet is a mystery.
Do you know what the diameter of the earth is? C.7900 miles! Deepest drilled hole? 7.5 miles!! Talk about 'scratching the surface'
This is why as a small boy in Norfolk, digging to Australia was never going to be a realistic possibility. My father did appreciate the ‘double digging ‘ of the vegetable bed though- so not a total waste of time. Jules Verne may not have been a fiction writer! we don’t know for certain.
The original geological maps are from the geographical British Isles. To be more specific seems unromantic and I want you to look at the image as art rather than what's under Number 33 Privet Drive, Hastings, Kent.
Chalk, mainly, in case you really do want to know, but it would mean zooming in to such a degree that all you would see is a blob of one colour, in this case white. Have you seen the play 'Art' by Yasmina Reza? I'd hate to be responsible for ending friendships.
I'm in the process of working on larger maps that show more of the country in one image. It takes a long time to get these to a finished state, but by Christmas this year I hope to have four or five ready. With larger scale geological art-maps more coastline can be seen and it's easier to work out what part of the country one is looking at. However I may change the orientation- so beware.
In the meantime if you really want to be told how the art relates to Swindon, Kendal, Skelmanthorpe, Tobermory etc let me know by dropping me an e-mail and I'll tell you.
If you can tell me without asking I'll give you 20% of the purchase price as a reward for being clever!