Recent Landscape Paintings > Ocean Suture, Allendale
Ocean Suture, Allendale
0, Oil on board 550 Framed Missing
67 x 59 cm

Floating framed in heavy dark wood. Imaginary view of Northumberlnd from Dryburn Moor, Allendale overlooking Hadrians Wall and the Cheviot Hills at dawn. Geologically the area of land in the middle distance was once the Iapetus Ocean between Scotland and England. When the tectonic plate on which Scotland was being carried crashed into England the ocean vanished into a subduction zone the scar tissue of which, known as the Iapetus Suture, now stretches across Northumberland and north Cumbria .0
©2004 Tom McElderry