The boundaries of time and material are blurred and compressed in these series of monolithic objects. In each, rough-hewn forms fuse into sleek refined surfaces, as if expressing an evolutionary arc conveyed across a single object: from the rubble of a primitive deep history to a smoother and an imagined smoother, more elegant future context. These works made in either aluminium or stainless steel are the outcome of an experimental casting method that blends ancient techniques with modern technology. This allows the transformation of a material to be captured in a single work, a metamorphosis that blurs the organic and the machined until it is no longer clear what separates the natural from the artificial.
Synthesis Monolith VIII, 2018, Stainless Steel, 245 x 35 x 42cm.