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We love this dramatic, intense and fluid image created by rapidly cooling lava because that is what obsidian is: lava.

From that you can understand the swirls of once liquified, high temperature lava, and its jet blackness coming from the colour of lava. In fact, it was called volcanic glass by Pliny.

It is found all over the world from Easter Island to the Greek islands, and been used by proto-humans for over 700,000 years, but more recently for arrowheads, as a mirror, for ornaments, and even today as scalpels by surgeons as it is much sharper than steel.

As an artwork that continues to please, we think it has an equally appreciated future.

Our paper is Hahnemuhle German Etching 310 gsm archive quality paper - the "gold standard". Our canvas is Fredrix Archival Canvas semi-matt hand varnished.
Practical - 30 x 30 cm (11.8" x 11.8")
Print only£36.00
Print framed, ready to hang£123.60
Canvas only£51.30
Canvas stretched, ready to hang£89.94
Proud - 45 x 45 cm (17.7" x 17.7")
Print only£58.73
Print framed, ready to hang£163.13
Canvas only£78.98
Canvas stretched, ready to hang£132.98
Prestige - 60 x 60 cm (23.6" x 23.6")
Print only£82.80
Print framed, ready to hang£216.48
Canvas only£118.80
Canvas stretched, ready to hang£186.00
Image Licence: To obtain a licence to use this image for artistic or commercial applications CLICK HERE
Bespoke Sizes: Any size is possible, and we have many more images than are on the website. We're happy to advise. Please call us on 01372 457271.