Stuart Jones is a British artist interested in political and environmental issues, intrigued by places and spaces that exist within our lives and informed by recent climate change events and natural disasters such as flooding in Britain and Taiwan, the earthquakes of Nepal, volcanic activity in Antarctica and the decline of sea birds due to the warming of the seas. He uses drawing and painting to capture these, layering them to create meaning in the image through relationships and connections to other places/ landscapes.
Erebus was a response to research into Volcanology. The aim was to capture the energy of the eruptive process and volcanic gas emissions from the volcano. It is a response to Mount Erebus in Antarctica, one of the largest active volcanoes on earth, renowned for its persistently active lava lake, which is sited in the summit crater. I was responding to and interested in the environmental, climatic and human impacts of the landscape.