Stalagmites Wengé and 24 ct fine gold

Stalactites grow ultra slowly from cave ceilings; thin and hollow like straws. Stalagmites – their twin cave creatures – grow from the ground up, solid and more sturdy than the stalactites. Made of lime deposits, they have growth rings much like trees. These rings tell tales of past climate changes as the growth of stalagmites is dependent on environmental levels of carbon dioxide, rainfall and temperature.
The Stalactites / Stalagmites series began as an exploration of these peculiar natural shapes.
The wengé conjures up images of dark stones and deep caves. The gold is to be found in the deep caves, like a gold vein.

Materials: Wengé and 24 ct fine gold. Dimensions: H 37 + 47inches. Year 2019.
Representation: USA: Verti, Seattle