Surface Tension

, 2012
Cast salt, steel, light 310cm W x 345cm H x 2cm D
Surface Tension, 2012 cast salt, light, steel 3.1m x 3.4m x 2cm

Surface Tension

Installation views, Cockatoo Island
Photography: Richard Glover

Surface Tension, 2012 Installation view, Cockatoo Island Image Credit: Claire Taylor

Photo: Claire Taylor

A wall of cast salt fills one of the exit doorways on Cockatoo Island Sydney. The work crystallizes grows and weeps with the changing humidity. Water vapour from the air is absorbed by the salt and slowly trickles down the surface of the salt wall into the steel tray below. Shadows of viewers are multiplied and reflected onto the salt.


Thanks to Sydney Harbour Trust, Claire Taylor, Peloton Gallery, Michael Davis, Warren Langley, Trent Baker, Harry Partridge.

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This project has been assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW, an agency of the New South Wales Government and supported by the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy, an initiative of the Australian State and Territory Governments. The program is administered by the National Associaltion of Visual Arts (NAVA).

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