The Last Caledonian Volcano

Screenprint and digital pigment print in an edition of 40, image size 66 x 46 cm, paper size 72  x 52 cm.

The Victorian era ushered in the age of the professional scientist and led to the perceived need for careful geological mapping of Scotland and concerted efforts to understand the processes involved in creating the existing landscape and how that landscape affects out lives today. The last Scottish volcanic eruptions were around 55 million years ago, when a cataclysmic outburst accompanied the wrenching open of the North Atlantic Ocean.