MONO CRATERS 07.17.06

MONO CRATERS 07.17.06

The Mono Craters comprise the youngest mountain range in the continental United States. The last eruption in the chain, on Paoha Island in the middle of Mono Lake, was in 1894. They are largely comprised of pumice, and a mine operates on their Southeast side.

Hand-made book of 13 aerial images made by Michael Light on July 17, 2006. Printed on Epson Enhanced Matte paper using archival Epson Ultrachrome 3 pigment inks, adhered with archival Gudy 831 double-sided pressure adhesive. Archival stability well exceeds c-print standards. Custom box by John DeMerritt Bookbinding, Emeryville, CA. Edition of 10, signed on rear cover.

 

   00. COVER: Tephra Wall, Pumice Flows, And Dome #15 Looking Southeast Over North Coulee, Mono Craters, CA, 2006    From   Mono Craters 07.17.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

00. COVER: Tephra Wall, Pumice Flows, And Dome #15 Looking Southeast Over North Coulee, Mono Craters, CA, 2006

From Mono Craters 07.17.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

   01. Looking East Over Panum Crater, A 630-Year-Old Cindercone, Mono Lake At Left, CA, 2006    From   Mono Craters 07.17.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

01. Looking East Over Panum Crater, A 630-Year-Old Cindercone, Mono Lake At Left, CA, 2006

From Mono Craters 07.17.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   02. Looking South Over Panum Crater, A Young Plug-Dome Volcano That Erupted In 1375 AD, Mono Lake, CA, 2006       From   Mono Craters 07.17.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

02. Looking South Over Panum Crater, A Young Plug-Dome Volcano That Erupted In 1375 AD, Mono Lake, CA, 2006   

From Mono Craters 07.17.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   03. Pumice Erosion Layers On The Summit Of Dome #20, Jeffrey Pines Beyond, Looking East, Mono Craters, CA, 2006       From   Mono Craters 07.17.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

03. Pumice Erosion Layers On The Summit Of Dome #20, Jeffrey Pines Beyond, Looking East, Mono Craters, CA, 2006   

From Mono Craters 07.17.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   04. Morning Light On Explosion Pit Near Dome #20, Looking Southeast, Mono Craters, CA, 2006    From   Mono Craters 07.17.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

04. Morning Light On Explosion Pit Near Dome #20, Looking Southeast, Mono Craters, CA, 2006

From Mono Craters 07.17.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   05. Explosion Pit And Pumice Erosion Looking East, South Coulee At Right, Mono Craters, CA, 2006    From   Mono Craters 07.17.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

05. Explosion Pit And Pumice Erosion Looking East, South Coulee At Right, Mono Craters, CA, 2006

From Mono Craters 07.17.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   06. North Coulee Looking West, Mono Craters, CA, 2006       From   Mono Craters 07.17.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

06. North Coulee Looking West, Mono Craters, CA, 2006   

From Mono Craters 07.17.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   07. 66 Years Of U.S. Pumice Company Mining, Looking Northeast Over South Coulee, Mono Craters, CA, 2006    From   Mono Craters 07.17.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

07. 66 Years Of U.S. Pumice Company Mining, Looking Northeast Over South Coulee, Mono Craters, CA, 2006

From Mono Craters 07.17.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

   08. U.S. Pumice Company Mine Looking East, South Coulee, Mono Craters, CA, 2006        From   Mono Craters 07.17.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

08. U.S. Pumice Company Mine Looking East, South Coulee, Mono Craters, CA, 2006    

From Mono Craters 07.17.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   09. Tephra Wall And North Coulee Looking East, Jeffrey Pines Beyond, Dome #15 At Right, Mono Craters, CA, 2006       From   Mono Craters 07.17.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

09. Tephra Wall And North Coulee Looking East, Jeffrey Pines Beyond, Dome #15 At Right, Mono Craters, CA, 2006   

From Mono Craters 07.17.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   10. Burned Jeffrey Pine Forest And Tephra Flow Looking Southeast, Hwy. 120 At Right, Mono Basin, CA, 2006       From   Mono Craters 07.17.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

10. Burned Jeffrey Pine Forest And Tephra Flow Looking Southeast, Hwy. 120 At Right, Mono Basin, CA, 2006   

From Mono Craters 07.17.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   11. Pyroclastic Tephra Flow Looking Northwest At Edge of Lake, About 35,000 Years Old, Mono Basin, CA, 2006        From   Mono Craters 07.17.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

11. Pyroclastic Tephra Flow Looking Northwest At Edge of Lake, About 35,000 Years Old, Mono Basin, CA, 2006    

From Mono Craters 07.17.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   12. Alkali Flats, Freshwater Springs, And Edge Of Pyroclastic Flow, Mono Lake, CA, 2006        From   Mono Craters 07.17.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

12. Alkali Flats, Freshwater Springs, And Edge Of Pyroclastic Flow, Mono Lake, CA, 2006    

From Mono Craters 07.17.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   13. Mono Lake, The Sierra Nevada, And The Youngest Mountain Range In North America At Left, Lee Vining, CA, 2006    From   Mono Craters 07.17.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

13. Mono Lake, The Sierra Nevada, And The Youngest Mountain Range In North America At Left, Lee Vining, CA, 2006

From Mono Craters 07.17.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 Michael Light in his light-sport aircraft, doors off, imaging MONO CRATERS 07.17.06, photographed by assistant Benjamin Turner, 2006

Michael Light in his light-sport aircraft, doors off, imaging MONO CRATERS 07.17.06, photographed by assistant Benjamin Turner, 2006