Angry Tundra: see first posting March 2008

Monday, January 4, 2010

Drama in mud

oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm

Strictly speaking this is not Google Earth Art, I didn't use a satellite image for this but photo's I took along the Waal river (nearby). The eb and flow caused by ships passing by have the effect of a miniature tidalwave on the sandbanks. The erosion shows up all sorts of layers of clays and different soils which stick out because they erode less than the sand. But if I told you these were chalkcliffs in some desert landscape you might just as wel believe it. What fascinates me is that all these forms and structures are repeated at every level. Mud fascinates me in any case: the place where life probably started.  Sorry about the bad flashlight foto, I'll replace it by a better daylight one soon.