Saturday, July 31, 2010

Troodos Forest Wall

Acrylic and soil on canvas

24" by 48"

Portrait of soil (Calcic, Chromic Leptosols [Serpentinitic]) beneath a lichen-encrusted stone wall in forest of Troodos Mountains, Cyprus. Lichen species and the diameters
of their thalli (bodies) indicate Medieval to Late Roman age for the construction of the dry-stack stone wall. That the wall is founded on soil indicates soil development and thickness was advanced and still present at the time of wall construction.

(c) 2008-2010 Jay Stratton Noller