Growing Granite: The Recombinant Geologies of Sludge

Paton, David ORCID logoORCID: and DeSilvey, Caitlin (2014) Growing Granite: The Recombinant Geologies of Sludge. In: Making and Growing: Anthropological Studies of Organims and Artefacts. Anthropological Studies of Creativity and Perception . Taylor & Francis, Farnham, pp. 221-237. ISBN 140943642X

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This chapter examines the processes of material growth and transformation implicated in the working of stone. We begin in motion, with the movement of a saw through stone, and the movement of water over both. The chapter works through one of the authors’ – David’s – lived experience as a sculptor, sawman, mason and researcher at Trenoweth dimension granite quarry, near Penryn, Cornwall. Through extracts based on David’s fieldnotes from 2010–11 we follow the flow of material through the quarry’s spatial and temporal contexts, with a particular focus on how sludge’s movement weaves together embodied geographical knowledge and durational geological processes

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural Geography ; Social & Cultural History ; Material culture ; Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) ;
ISBN: 140943642X
Subjects: Geography & Environment > Cornwall
Arts > Sculpture
Courses by Department: The Falmouth School of Art > Drawing
Depositing User: Christina Lake
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2020 14:46
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 14:46


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