This is the first of a series of studies from Teide National Park, Tenerife. The island is highly volcanic and a terrestrial analogue for Mars and other solar system bodies. Mount Teide itself is a stratocone that is 3,718-metres high. This is a study of the eastern face, several hundred metres from the summit in the lava field. Acrylics on paper, 21 x 29 centimetres.
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. Go to the artist's portfolio
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