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Copper Fields

Paint on copper
5 @ 50 x 40 cm

Copper is the metal of our telecommunication infrastructure, of our speed. It is also a ‘native metal’, one that can be pulled directly from the earth with no further transformation. It both possesses a metallic stolidity and is so soft that it can take on organic forms. In this series, the white grid drawn on the surfaces of the copper sheets tightens from field to field. A transformation is underway, from an almost pure copper landscape to a surface more resembling wrinkled paper. Like a map, at first the territory of the copper is marked out and readied for measurement, but as the resolution increases from piece to piece, the dense map lines overtake and obscure the very surface they aim to quantify.

(photo credit: Rocco Ruglio-Misurell)

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