Basalt with pumice dunes

Study from the Parque Nacional del Teide, Tenerife, visited in September 2018. This volcanic landscape is a terrestrial analogue for planetary landscapes. This study is one of a series, part of a larger ongoing project that aims to produce realistic portraits of other planets.

Published by

Matt Colborn

Matt Colborn is a freelance writer, painter and academic with a background in cognitive science and a deep love of the cosmos. His first fiction was published in Interzone in 2001 and his short story collection, City in the Dusk, appeared in 2013. The story 'Labyrinth of the Sun' was a prizewinner in the 2017 British Fantasy Society short story competition. He is a self-taught space artist, who has also illustrated some of his stories. He likes to work in mixed media, with real paints and in photoshop.

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