2 November 2012

Landslides in Art Part 16 – Dan Holdsworth Part 1

Posted by Dave Petley

This is the latest installment of my occasional series featuring landslides as they appear in different types of art.  Part 15 can be found here.

Dan Holdsworth is a photographic artist based near to Durham in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where he teaches at Northumbria University.  His work is varied and interesting, combining traditional photography with the use of novel imaging techniques to produce challenging and often very beautiful pieces of art.  This year he has generated a really interesting series of works entitled “Transmission: New Remote Earth Views“, which appears to use high-resolution digital elevation models to generate images of topography.  The full set of images can be viewed online here.

One set of images is of Mount St Helens, which of course suffered the largest landslide of the last century or so when it erupted in 1980.  The image below captures beautifully the scar of the that landslide, which removed one side of the volcanic edifice:

Dan’s work features at least one other very large landslide, which will be the subject of Part 2 – can you guess which one?