My electrochemical works evolve over time – in days, weeks, months and years producing emergent dynamic and dendritic forms, reminiscent of lichen and corals.
Electrochemical reactions between disparate metals generate electricity which drive the evolving works, producing colourful and fluidic pigments of blue-green cupric, orange-brown ferric and white hydroxide aluminate.
The works consist of a glass sandwich containing felt, fluid and an arrangement of metals.
The images below illustrate the first evolving work The Electrochemical Glass, created in October 1997. The second set of images illustrate the composition, 6 Reactions, created in 2016.
6 Reactions 2016 – 2020
6 Reactions, created in 2016 is composed of 6 individual electrochemical reactions.
Materials: Glass, metals, felt, fluid.
Individual Reactions: May – September 2016
Time Lapse of Electrochemical reaction showing fluidic formations of cupric pigments and growing copper dentrites