Alive: Basalt Rock Glacier Photograph by Matthias Heymel

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Alive: Basalt Rock Glacier

Matthias Heymel



Size: 27.6 W x 20.7 H x 0.1 in

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Art Description

Photography: Color, Digital, Environmental, Ink on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric).

This fine art print is part of a picture cycle with 12 perspectives from the Rhön Biosphere Reserve, which was published internationally in 2015 as a large-format perpetual calendar. The series was taken after long planning with a digital medium format camera and developed in a naturalistic way - the photos were not changed afterwards. The series is part of a long-term project on the subject of nature patterns in protected nature reserves that are no longer influenced by humans. These pictures are now also being published in a limited edition as pigment print on uncoated paper in archive quality.

Alive: basalt rock glacier
Limited Edition (1/7)

Nature Patterns Rhön Biosphere Reserve

The “Schafstein” is a fossil basalt rock glacier in the ”High Rhön“ with rare mosses and lichens, from which some occur since the end of the last Ice Age 10.000 years ago. The picture shows the structures on a large basalt rock at the peak with the first sun’s light rays in March.

It is the third art work from the twelf-part picture cycle “Rhön – Perpetual Modulation” with twelve high-resolution digital photographies, taken between January 2012 and April 2014 in the Rhön biosphere reserve. The series will be continued and is part of a long-term project, in which processes of change of the countryside’s motive locations is brought out.

The Rhön is a historically grown artificial landscape in the heart of Europe. The area, characterised through basalt and covered with beech forests in the first place, has developed through clearing to the “land of the open distances” for centuries. With the Rhön’s recognition as “biosphere reserve” through the UNESCO in 1991 the region became the model region for human’s sustainable use with nature. In designated zones the nature shall develop largely free from external influence.

The artwork offered here (No.: #110-3.1/7) was printed in limited edition in the artist's studio and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity. The Fine Art print has an additional white paper margin of at least 1".

The giclée print was made with pigmented ink of the highest archival quality on matt cotton paper 308 gsm. The matt paper guarantees a natural image reproduction with high colour depth without reflections and is characterised by a soft surface and feel.

If required - within the framework of the limited edition - other solutions are also possible - for example ready to hang up. The work of art can also be made in an individual size as a unique piece. Please ask for an individual offer.