15 – 31 May, 2014
‘Fragility’ is an exploration of materiality and transformation.
Beeswax is a naturally malleable material, however through an interrogation of its’ properties, it has become brittle and filmy. This process of transformation occurs through melting the beeswax down, and pouring it into a body of water to freeze fine details which remain sensitive to the qualities awarded to the material by nature. This continuous method of reconstruction (bees > factory > block > hotplate > water > new form) explores the ways in which environment can modify the structure of substance.
Referencing its’ own breakibility and purpose, ‘Fragility’ reflects its’ surroundings and hovers vulnerably above the harsh concrete floor.