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Crystal Caverns





{image_alt} Oval Canvas 30cm by 41cm Oil and Silver Leaf on linen

Crystal Caverns is an imagining of a first exploration by an ancient tribe at the retreat of the glaciers and the dawn of man. 

With this work, Alexander Heaton attempts to capture the overwhelming awe confronting an early Celtic tribe as it ventured forth from the safety of the ice caverns it had known as home. The runic symbolism overlaid onto the landscape is emblematic of the new belief systems formed by a changing environment and unknown natural forces. The emotions conveyed maintain their relevance today in the encounter with new frontiers and environmental change.