Drop Rock – from the quarry in Älvdalen. The red stones Älvdal Quartzit that we used for the artwork Drop Rock, came from the deep, deep woods of Dalarna, Sweden. The assignment to find and pick out the right stones was really exciting.
From Wasasten website:
”In the heart of Dalarna, deep in the dark evergreen forest, is Mångsbodarna. And it is here that we find the red stone. Älvdal Quartzite. Created more than 1.4 billion years ago. Unique owing to its red color and veined structure. And moreover one of the hardest rock types to be found in Sweden. The people of Dalarna have admired it for centuries. If you travel through the settlements around Lake Siljan, you will discover the red stone in many places.”