A small section of cave wall transcribed to reveal patterns of a hidden landscape shaped over vast periods of time. Using the point of a solitaire diamond, a slow, laborious process of engraving mirrors the natural process of erosion and transmutes a place of solid darkness into light. Lac Lunae, or moonmilk, is a white mineral deposit found in caves. It was named by the Swiss naturalist Conrad Gesner (1516 – 1565) from the Medieval belief that the rays of celestial bodies condensed on Earth.
Two Views of the Ocean Surface and Five Marbled Timepieces
A Window for Shandy Hall
Detail of Diamond Window
Installed 1 June 2016
Publication available with essay by Patrick Wildgust, Curator, The Laurence Sterne Trust at Shandy Hall
Paint Her to Your Own Mind
19 East Parade, Leeds, LS1 2BH, UK
28 October– 12 November 2016
147 artists and writers respond to Laurence Sterne’s request to depict beauty on the ‘blank page’ in Vol 6 of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.
Contributors’ identities are hidden and all pages are for sale by auction
Curated by The Laurence Sterne Trust
Anne Vibeke Mou © John Kippin for the Locus+ archive