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Pounamu, 10x Objective

(NZ Greenstone/Jade)


In the tiny mineral threads of pounamu, the microscope has revealed mountainous vistas: a tiny piece of Te Wai Pounamu, New Zealand's South Island - precisely where it came from! 

This is a composite of 15+ images captured with a microscope, focus-stacked and stitched together. The pounamu sample was taken from a carver's offcuts and meticulously thin sectioned for close examination (aboard a geology research vessel no less, but that's another story...!)


All indicated sizes are printed on a Premium 255gsm Metallic Gilcee paper unless clearly labelled "POSTER". See "Papers" on the right for more info.

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Te Wai Pounamu

  • My microphotographs are printed and shipped from carefully selected art-print shops in NZ and around the world (for international customers). 

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