Emergent Landmass (A Chronicle of Disappearance)

Ilana Halperin


About the edition

Emergent Landmass (A Chronicle of Disappearance) is a series of seven etchings made by the artist at DCA for the exhibition Where The Wild Things Are. These intricate drawings are part scientific exploration, part intuitive mark-making, emerging from real events but possessing their own internal language – that of the artist’s personal history. This series brings together components of a project about Ferdinandea, a volcanic island that emerged off the coast of Sicily in 1831 only to disappear months later. Situated on a strategic trade route, the island was claimed by a number of different countries and given seven different names.

Using a hard-ground etching technique she created a series of delicate linear depictions reminiscent of the historical geological illustrations within her research. The portfolio comprises a set of seven etchings of the ‘emergent landmass’, under its different designations, Sciacca, Nertita, Corrao, Hotham, Julia, Graham Island and Ferdinandea

A series of seven etchings:

  • Plate 1, Sciacca
  • Plate 2, Nertita
  • Plate 3, Corrao
  • Plate 4, Hotham
  • Plate 5, Julia
  • Plate 6, Graham Island
  • Plate 7, Ferdinandea

Individual prints are priced at £144 or buy the suite of seven prints in manila folder £864 inc. VAT (unframed). Please select desired Plate or Suite before adding to basket.

Year 2006
Edition of 20
Media Etching on Arches Velin Blanc (400gsm) paper
Dimensions 17 x 24cm per etching
Signature Signed, numbered and dated by artist

About Ilana Halperin

Ilana Halperin began her career as a stone carver. Her practice explores the relationship between geological phenomena and everyday life through a variety of media. Her work has involved the investigation of locations from the Karst Mountains in Guanxi, China to the cave networks of Slovenia.

Ilana Halperin was born in 1973 in New York and lives and works in Glasgow. Solo exhibitions include doggerfisher, Edinburgh; Manchester Museum; Tramway, Glasgow; and group exhibitions include Artist’s Space, New York; Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Maine; and ICI, New York.

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