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James Powditch

Title
Erebus
Medium
mixed media
Dimensions
151 x 341 cm
Further information

Mount Erebus is a volcanic mountain on Ross Island, Antarctica, within the New Zealand territorial claim. It is the site where Air New Zealand flight 901 crashed during whiteout conditions in 1979, killing all 257 people on board. It was named after a primordial deity in Greek mythology, born of and from chaos and is a region of the Greek underworld, a place of darkness between earth and Hades.

A photo of Curiosity Rocks, Jindabyne, found amongst the chaos and white noise of the internet, has been reworked and re-imagined as my mythical Erebus.

- James Powditch, 2014