Crystalline: Disappearing Worlds
Published to accompany Siobhan McDonald’s exhibitions at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, 2017; Highlanes Gallery, Ireland, 2017; Taylor Galleries, Dublin, 2018; The National Trust, Henry Fox Talbot Museum, UK, 2018; Earth.net: International symposium, UK, 2018 and Limerick City Gallery, Ireland, 2019
Publisher: Oonagh Young Gallery
City: Dublin, Ireland
Designer: Oonagh Young
Texts by Catherine Marshall, Helen Carey and Tim Robinson.
Editor: Helen Carey
Dimensions: 10 x 7 cm
Cover: Hardback Paperback
Binding: Sewn bound
Edition Size: 350
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Front Cover Nature Geoscience, Siobhan McDonald 2017
The plants in this photo are some of the oldest plants on our planet. This project looks at plant fossils as a way to figure out what our atmosphere will be like in 150 years time from now.
In tandem with this scientific study, I set up a dark room on site in the atmospheric chambers to record the silhouettes of our earliest plants. Using silver nitrate and light I created a series of ghostly imprints generated by a 400-million-year-old atmosphere – an atmosphere so deadly that two inhalations would suffice to kill a person. This constricting environment calls to mind the fatal impact our collective activities have had on our planet.
'Invited Artist' at 184th Annual Exhibition
27th May - 9th August 2014
Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 02
Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 cm