A first geological expedition to collect metamorphic rock. Since having come across folded rock at the Natural History Museum in Oxford, I started looking into geological metaphors, and soon, how metamorphic rock is formed became a point of interest. How rocks are formed hold methologies that can be transferred onto anything in life. Its cyclic nature begs the question if energy isn't a life form in itself as well.
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At the Dolosman cape in Jurilovca, the cliffs were majestic and besieging. I came all the way from London, hoping that my reading through geological jargon would pay off and I would be able to find metamorphic rock. I knew there was sandstone, mudstone and shale way underneeth, in the East Moesian Platform, but my hunch was that the metamorphic bed would be exposed if I tried to look in a fault. In this particular case the Capidava-Ovidiu fault, as that was towards the Danube's delta, another place of interest.
I was excited and relieved to see that the both the typical 'eye' formation in the rocks and the fine striations I studied were present in the rocks. I was able to identity turbidites, gneisses, amphibulites and micaschists, ironstone, formed in the Neoproterozoic era, some 1000 - 541 million years ago, all of which are metamorphic.
I then thought of trying out printing from one of the samples. Baverian limestone, as a soft sedimentary rock, is particularly receptive and able to bounce any ink back. It's much more pourous in a way, hence the most celebrated stone to use in lithography. The hardness of the ironstone that I ground and sanded in preparation to print off it, didn't allow the ink to repell.
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