From Copper Mountain to Copper Plate
These 8 images are of 4 photo-etchings and 4 copper plates. They were created from tightly-focussed digital images taken of the rock structure of the abandoned open-cast copper mine at Parys Mountain, Amlwch, Anglesey. They introduce us to what the miner saw and enable the viewer to cross the centuries. Further, working with copper plates produces a change in materiality from the digital and also creates an object which returns to the element of the mountain. The history of the industrial revolution in contained in the mountain with a boom time followed by depression, a fight for workers rights and a struggle of poverty and early death through disease and poor conditions.
Janet Ruth Davies • Chris Evans • Grzegorz Jaworski • Francesca Jones • Garry Loughlin • Kelly Anne O'Brien • Jon Roberts • Cynthia Maiwa Sitei • Jude Wall •