Stalactites Fumed Oak

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. In the process, a wealth of other shapes emerged. Fauna or flora? A whale’s tale or a calla lily? An actual stalagtite?

The fumed oak conjures up images of dark stones and deep caves.

The Stalactites / Stalagmites are mounted with magnetic fittings – and can be turned upside down. Effortlessly rearranged they turn your wall into a canvas. Once in a while upside down.

Materials: Fumed oak. Dimensions: 38.6 – 48 inches. Year 2018.
Representation: USA: Verti, Seattle