Practicing Landscape: Land, Histories and Transformation features Blood from Stone, a body of work produced by Justin Carter during a residency in Fineshade Wood, Northamptonshire. The work is inspired by the regional relationship between Oak and Ore. During an intensive research period the site was identified as an area of ancient industry – iron smelters having been fuelled by the abundance of wood fuel from Rockingham Forest.
Transforming this relationship into the visual, Carter combined oak galls and tree bark with rust removed from dragline buckets used in local quarries. The resulting ink was used to create prints suggesting life forms or taxonomic specimens.
TOP IMAGE: Justin Carter, ‘Blood from Stone – Impressions of Life’, 2018 (Detail); Oak gall ink on paper. Photo: Jack McCombe