in Oil,Gold Leaf by Paul Ward No Artist Reviews
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Coltan is a metallic ore that contains tantalite. From tantalite we can extract tantalum, a key ingredient in tantalum capacitors a component ubiquitous in nearly all forms of technology. The planned obsolescence of today's phones, tablets and computers fuels the desire for this metal and has created one of the world's newest conflict minerals. Mines pop up and gouge deep scars in countries such as the DRC, eradicating the already scarce territory of animals such as the mountain gorilla. Miner's are caught up in the conflicts funded by the sharp increase in the mineral's value, as they search for viable income. The source image for 'Coltan' has come from the very talented Alfredo Falvo and his documentary photographs on the subject. This painting is cradled at the back, using a pine frame to guarantee strength and easy hanging. Silver leaf has been used to emphasise the value of coltan.
W 33.50" x H 22.00"
W 85.09 cm x H 55.88 cm
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About the Artist

I graduated with a Fine Art degree from Leeds Art University (Formerly Leeds College of Art) in 2013. Since 2014 I had run my own screen printing and design business and split my time between this and my other artistic pursuits which largely involve oil paintings and illustrations. A produc...

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