Limited edition Plankton Study Barra by Boyle Family limited edition photographic print, electron microscope photographic print exclusively produced for the National Galleries of Scotland, related to the Boyle Family Barra project.
This special edition photographic print is a microscopic enlargement of plankton found at the World Series Barra site. Each edition is numbered and signed on the reverse by the Artist.
Boyle Family consider themselves contemporary archaeologists, examining and presenting evidence of the world as it is. At the core of their work is the World Series which began in 1968 with the random selection of 1000 sites from a large map of the World. For the past forty years they have worked on twenty five World Series projects, locating the exact sites and studying each in a variety of ways. Their earth studies combine real material from the site with resins and paints to record it as accurately as they can. They also examine plant and animal life at the site, nearby human habitation, the weather and themselves as active agents engaged in the project.
About the artists:
Mark Boyle was born in Glasgow. During the 1960s he collaborated with his partner Joan Hills (born 1931) in making assemblages of junk and found objects, before moving on to produce replicas of sections of the earth. In the 1970s their two children (Sebastian, born 1962 and Georgia, born 1963) assisted in producing these works; together they operated under the name 'Boyle Family'.
Requires specific handling and packaging. Shipped in custom tubing by courier. Alternatively you can arrange to collect from any of our shops by completing the special instructions as part of the checkout process.