The summer heat brings such a difference to the colour of the landscape, dry areas and long grasses merge, overlap, diffused by the sun.
The original Carborundum was discovered in a meteorite that landed in Arizona. Because of its interstellar origins it is very rare and only minute amounts of natural carborundum exist here on earth.
Carbon and sand creates a version here on earth. The carborundum printing technique was invented in the 1930s. This basically involves glueing or painting carborundum powder onto a printing plate and inking it up with the intaglio process. The gritty surface holds ink and produces prints with strong colours and tones. Prints made in this way can have a very ‘painterly’ quality.