I took the photos for these slate ‘flotos’ at an abandoned slate mine called Cwmorthin near to Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales. The ground is littered with pieces of slate and bits of machinery. The natural hues in the slate, the rust from the bits of ironwork and the lichen which has grown over the years have combined to create the rich colours. In addition the gentle rain which was falling on the day of my visit, enhanced the vibrancy of each scattered fragment.
The textures found in these small areas, none more than a few inches square, have dramatically increased the impact of each image, and you feel compelled to touch them, to feel the rough surfaces which your eyes convince you are there……
This image is part of the panel Colours of Slate, but you can buy it separately here, in either the large or the small size.
If you are unable to collect from Leamington Spa and would like me to post or courier your purchase to you, this is possible. Please contact me (See Contact me page) to discuss costs, which will obviously vary according to the quantity you have ordered.
PLEASE NOTE that these are the only items on the website which are not made by me as special equipment is needed. I may have the pieces you have chosen in stock, but otherwise I will need to order them for you. Delivery will take from one to three weeks, and I may be unable to guarantee an exact delivery date. If it is essential that you receive your “flotos” within a specific time, please contact me and I will ascertain if that is going to be possible before you place your order.