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PUBLICATION DATE: December 1, 2016
Elementum Edition Two
In Edition Two we consider the idea ‘gap’. In this edition, we travel to Tiree, ‘the island whose peaks lie below the waves’, one of the few places in Northern Europe where machair is found, and explore the island’s geology, history and ecology. Writer Philip Marsden sets sail around the far-western coasts of Ireland in search of islands real and imagined, whilst filmmaker Jane Darke walks the littoral line between sea and shore. Rob Cowen, author of Common Ground and Wyl Menmuir, whose book The Many was longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker prize, discuss the abandoned places on our doorsteps that offer a taste of wildness. We take to the air with the owl, bird of twilight and an emblem of hope and doom, and plunge into deep water where artist Vivienne Rickman-Poole seeks a preverbal sensory connection. Colin Taylor, better known as the Scilly Sergeant, reminisces about mackerel fishing as a boy, and we include the evocative work of renowned artist and illustrator Catherine Hyde.
Elementum is a collectable coffee-table journal that explores our connection to the natural world. It is for the curious and questioning, for lovers of art and story, for those as open to understanding the world told through ancient myth as explained through scientific research. Guided by a different theme for each edition, Elementum is published twice a year.
If you enjoy reading about the natural world and its associated folklore, appreciate exquisite artwork, informed writing, clean design, and highest quality print then Elementum is a perfect new addition to your library.