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(Isle of Portland)

‘A Natural History of Pseudomorphs’ was the project that came out of a 10-month residency on the Isle of Portland, part of the Cultural Olympiad that accompanied the sailing Olympics in Weymouth and Portland.

The Race

Recently I have heard geology described as “a moment in time frozen for ever”. Nothing happens in geology without the accretion of millions of everyday moments, but is is so […]
The Race

Roach

Cut into the Portland stone they call ‘roach’ and this is what you see. This section has been taken from the Jordans Quarry, with shell voids (including the shell nicknamed […]
Roach

Caries

The undercut of this cliff looks just too square to be natural. Before they moved inland, and quarried downwards into the north of the island, the Portland quarrymen worked horizontally […]
Caries