Ice Age and Raw Earth are the latest in Manifold’s series of Iris editions by Marc Quinn. Published in a limited edition of 50, Ice Age and Raw Earth are both circular editions, accentuating the subtle gradations of the iris as well as the curvatures of the screenprinted map of the Atlantic.
Working as both a geographic and a corporeal topography, Ice Age presents a visual index of identity in a digital age. The overlaid map is adorned with soft white diamond dust, capturing the shimmers of the retina and contrasting with the pitch black pupil at the centre.
In Raw Earth, the overlaid map is made from silver leaf, creating an etched texture reminiscent of geographic terrain. Raw Earth is a personal yet universal topography, with intricate retinal colour forming a moving ocean between continents.
Marc Quinn - Ice Age - 2023
Marc Quinn - Raw Earth - 2023
You can order these Marc Quinn prints from Manifold Editions.