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In this series, parts of a tree are coated with plasma metal spray, a technology widely used in the aerospace industry. Metallic Transformation combines found objects from the natural world with high-tech materials and processes to evoke an archaeology beyond the accepted laws of time. The objects are given a silver sheen that both preserves and transforms them, seeking a fluid path between the perceived opposites of technology and nature.

Metallic Transformation (Twig), 2016,
Aluminium, Zinc and Stainless Steel, 170 x 35 x 10 cm.

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