The Prospect and the Prospector

The Prospect and the Prospector

Emily Johns

This image was made for the Conscious Oil project. It was reproduced in the Hearing Eye publication with a poem by Anne Rouse and essay by Milan Rai.

I met a man who had been an engineer in the army in Iraq during the first Gulf War. He then spent 15 years prospecting for oil from Nigeria to Alaska. He told me which geology journals to look for in the British Library and how with sound imaging they could look inside the earth and see the faults.

155cm x 90cm

Edition of 10. Hand printed from a lino block on Chinese calligraphy paper.

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