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Sodium tetraborate crystals, plaster gauze, plaster. 2015.

If one could step out of time and view an entire cycle of life at once, from birth until death, what would it look like? How can these stages of life be depicted simultaneously in a motionless sculpture? These were the initial ideas that inspired the conception of this sculpture.

Created by growing sodium tetraborate crystals on textures made of plaster gauze, it explores the cycle of decay, transformation, and rebirth. This work experiences its own cycles of life: over time, the crystals become completely opaque and white as they age, weaken and eventually decompose.

Is the organic form blossoming or withering? Opening up or closing in on itself? The beautiful and the grotesque are juxtaposed in this piece to pose these questions to the viewer.