I have been fortunate to visit a number of the more remote islands in the South Atlantic – Tristan da Cunha, Gough Island, Signy, South Georgia, and Bird Island – while working on the British Antarctic Survey’s research ship the James Clark Ross. These pieces attempt to capture the wildness of these bleak, but often stunningly beautiful landscapes.
The four circular etchings below were all made on plates found in a workshop scrap metal bin, junk from some bit of laboratory equipment. I left all the scratches and marks on the plates for added visual texture – I like the ‘roughed up’ feel it gives them. They feature the four named islands clustered to the south of Tristan da Cunha, in the middle of the South Atlantic.