Oscar Eaton's series of original etchings draws subject matter from four of the twentieth-century's great expeditions: Scott's South Pole Expedition 1911-12, Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17, the British Mount Everest Expeditions 1921-24, and the American Apollo 11 moon landing 1969.
These atmospheric and intricate reimaginings of archival imagery are artfully executed by the artist through the medium of etching. The tones of light and shade, and the rough yet polished texture of the prints, lend themselves to the narratives being visualised in the series. Snow and moon rock are represented with equal deftness.
Here we find the humanising of wilderness environments and, alternatively, the delicacy of human strength when opposed by the massiveness of nature