Mare Tranquillitatis

£1,760.00
  • Mare Tranquillitatis
  • Mare Tranquillitatis
  • Mare Tranquillitatis
  • Mare Tranquillitatis
  • Mare Tranquillitatis

Hand painted photopolymer etching with 22 crt gold leaf
65 cm round
Ed 3 +3 AP’s

Mare Tranquillitatis (Latin for Sea of Tranquillity)
Was the sight of the first moon landings. The large lunar basin was formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. They were dubbed maria, or singularly ‘Mare’ Latin for "seas", by early astronomers who mistook them for actual seas.

This circular photopolymer etching has been created by the artist at every stage. It is a montage of the artist's photographs, from the swan to the figure which was photographed in the artist's studio. The rock formations were photographed near Cadaqués in Northern Spain, this beautiful and interesting geology dates back to when the Pyrenees’ mountain range was first formed.

The image was composed and then exposed onto a hand cut circular etching plate. Each Plate is inked up individually and is printed onto a hand painted background, and then finished with 22 carat gold leaf around around the rim of the print, giving the final artwork reference to a lunar eclipse.

Also available framed in bespoke round frame with convex dome, please contact mail@rosieemerson.co.uk for details.

The circular frame with its convex dome gives further reference to astronomy and creates a porthole through which to view this other world.