Latest news: Elementum Journal: Edition 4 ‘SHAPE’

Posted: August 7, 2018

Elementum 4 Edition 4 Shape

Elementum Journal Edition 4 Shape. I have been working with Jay Armstrong the founder of Elementum Journal for the past two years.   The Journal is an unusual and beautiful soft bound book.  It is full of wonderful stories and illustrations celebrating our relationship with the earth.

Elementum’s vision is to produce a publication about nurturing our connection to the natural world. Constantly inspired by the living world they believe that in better understanding it we will better understand our place within it.

This book gives the reader a space to reflect and absorb ideas away from the distractions of advertising, stories of human failing or imminent threat. Through the written word and the silence of image each edition brings together the scientist’s findings with the artist’s response to craft stories of transformation, exploration and intrigue. It asks questions as well as seeking to answer them, retaining curiosity and always a sense of wonder at the unknown and unseen.

Guided by a different theme for each edition, Elementum is published twice a year.

I have worked on all four editions and hope to carry on contributing in the future.   In this latest edition I have explored the architecture of Whitney Browns essay about the Elan Valley in Wales, combining the rigour of construction with the power and weight of water and the wildlife around it.

Clayboard painting of kite above Elan Valley in Wales

Elementum: Elan Valley dam and kite

Clayboard painting of Elan Valley Dams and the houses lost beneath

Elementum: the flooded valley

 

 

Clayboard painting of flora and fauna at Elan Valley in Wales

Elementum: orchid and butterfly