As an append to the Copper Sulfate ‘ARTinScience’ post, one blogger is growing new art from the broken pieces of others.

Exploring The Invisible

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Some years ago now we visited Roger Hiorn’s work Seizure in London. The Turner Prize nominated artist had turned the inside of an old council flat into a wondrous crystal grotto using copper sulphate. A deep blue crystal had broken off the work and on the floor. Isolated from the main body of crystallization, it was noticed and pocketed by an attentive and small child (Joe my son). Apparently lifeless, I started to think that the shard retained a stilled and latent energy, and that like a biological spore, it harbored a set virus-like instructions, derived from artist’s initial vision, that would lead to the birth of a new and unique art form.  At home, I nurtured the deep blue spore and carefully encouraged it to germinate  and so that it grew into its own unique,  yet related ecology. Primed by its inherent chemistry and potential, it is Hiorn’s  “Seizure”…

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