Clastic Igneous Rock – Tempesta at Neo Bankside

Carved head called Tempesta made from clastic igneous rock by Emily Young

This wonderful sculpture, Tempesta, is one of a group carved with consummate skill by Emily Young from multi-patterned and textured clastic igneous rock. I am unable to find the source of the stone.  It is displayed, courtesy of Bowman Sculpture, at Neo Bankside behind the Tate Modern Gallery in London, England. The rock is amazing in its complexity and the work has taken advantage of the challenging medium by exploiting both its natural beauty and its flaws.

Carved head called Tempesta made from clastic igneous rock by Emily Young

Carved head called Tempesta made from clastic igneous rock by Emily Young

Carved head called Tempesta made from clastic igneous rock by Emily Young

Carved head called Tempesta made from clastic igneous rock by Emily Young

Joggins Rock Textures 10

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Natural fracture patterns and subtle colour transitions in rocks at Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Joggins Rock Textures 10 – Natural fracture patterns and subtle colour transitions in rocks at Joggins Fossil Cliffs on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Joggins Rock Textures 9

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Iron-stained water running down cliff strata

Joggins Rock Textures 9 – Iron-stained water running down a cliff face at Joggins Fossil Cliffs on the shore of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Joggins Rock Textures 8

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Coal seam with fossil-bearing limestone

Joggins Rock Textures 8 – Junction of a coal seam with a limestone layer packed tight with small fossil fragments, mostly bivalve shells, at Joggins Fossil Cliffs on the shore of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada.