April 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

A Constellation of Calcium Carbonate

An installation view of A Constellation of Calcium Carbonate, currently on view in the solo exhibition STEINE at the Berlin Medical History Museum. The image includes: Two limestone cave casts created by the same process that forms stalactites in a cave -– a cave cast, or cast stalactite. These works were formed by the artist in collaboration with the Fontaines Pétrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire, France on site in active calcifying springs from 2008-09. In a normal limestone cave it takes one hundred years for a stalactite to grow one centimetre, in these caves, one centimetre grows in one year. Various objects formed of calcium carbonte feature alongside the cave casts including; cave pearls, body stones, coral, a petrified birds nest and the calcified lining of a heart.

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