Mark Butler

Iron ore vein



My five words were based on recent sculptural works I have completed based on the iron ore mines up on Yarnbury Moor above Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales. My thoughts were on the miners going down mine shafts to pick out this ore, a dangerous occupation in a beautiful location.

The picture I had in mind was of a very black painting with a sliver of gold leaf in a thin line across it.

I tried a few versions of this idea, resulting in these images:

5 words Mining1 5 words Mining2 5 words Mining3 5 words Mining4

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