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'Dakota DC3,' Digital photos: Siobhan McDonald, Iceland 2013

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The movement of light: Siobhan McDonald, Iceland 2013

"Over the years it has been layered with volcanic ash; it is on the way to being fossilized. The DC3, once the workhorse of the air transport industry, has been described as ‘a collection of parts flying in loose formation’. Here the formation is slowly degraded as parts drop off, building up a two-dimensional reduction of their previous three-dimensional order on the frozen ground. Corrosion has opened up numerous piercings in the pitiful hulk. The sun, millions of miles away, blasts forth unimaginable numbers of photons in all directions, enough of which pass through these holes to let it leave its thumbprints on the interior of the plane. As the world turns, these wafers of light creep along the empty fusilage, fade, and are dispensed again with the next unclouded morning. The weightless parade is fractionally different every day as the sun’s track arches higher in the sky with spring and shrinks down again with the coming of winter. The artist observes, records, relates. Since the Cosmos and all that’s in it were born of a singularity, all things are related. The task of the artist is to trace the lines of this universal cousinage".
Tim Robinson, on the occasion of ‘The eye of the storm.’ 2012

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'Dakota DC3,' Digital photos: Siobhan McDonald, Iceland 2013

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"The Earth’s crust is currently unzipping itself, and has been doing so for over a hundred million years, as the plates bearing Europe and the Americas move apart and allow lavas from deep in the mantle to well up and solidify between them, creating the mid-Atlantic ridge. Iceland sits astride of this nine-thousand-mile-long submarine mountain range; hence the island’s hot springs and volcanoes. Near one of these volcanoes lies the husk of a crashed 1950’s Dakota DC3. Over the years it has been layered with volcanic ash; it is on the way to being fossilized. The DC3, once the workhorse of the air transport industry, has been described as ‘a collection of parts flying in loose formation."

Tim Robinson, Written on the occasion of ‘Eye of the Storm,’ for Siobhan McDonald

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This emerging body of work stems from fieldwork investigations in the Vatnajokull region of Iceland where I have studied diverse volcanic and glacial environments. My interest in atmospheres has to do with a fascination with things that are ephemeral. Things that appear and disappear and just leave traces in one’s memories and emotions