Marchmont Soil, polyurethane resin, 3d printed frames, light boxes

This work is created using the distinctive red soil of Marchmont Estate. Photographic images made during my residency @marchmonthouse have been converted into a digital depth map relief. The darkest tones in the image become the highest point in the relief and the lightest areas, the lowest. The relief is 3d printed and cast in soil bound with resin and illuminated with a lightbox. The title of the work, ‘Terraphane’ meaning ‘light through earth’, is in reference to the 19th century ‘Lithophane’, thin translucent porcelain reliefs which, when lit with a back light source, reveal an image.