shattered oak

microscopic / almighty

fetus explorer

Traditionally, oak is the most sturdy of woods. In the case of SUSPENDED, fumed oak has been boiled until completely soft, and then torn to flexible threads. In a dried state, the threads are carefully glued together in the well-known shape of the tree trunk. The character of the oak is completely transformed though, and a fragile copper thread finds its own way through the changed structure.

Material: Oak and copper. Size: Ø 12 cm L 60 cm. Year 2020. Representation: Sarah Myerscough Gallery