Physical Geology (Cave Cast / Slow Time)

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The work was created in the Fontaines Pétrifiantes de Saint Nectaire caves in France. Here, limestone stalactites formed in one year that would take a century under normal conditions. Halperin left a group of rubber moulds in these caves for 10 months to achieve her cave casts; geological processes intertwining with the artist’s hand. The sculpture rests on a bespoke brass stand, with reflective mirror surface and acrylic plastic cover.

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Physical Geology (Cave Cast / Slow Time)




traditional copper plate etching, 3D modelling, rapid prototyping & limestone encrustation


H 19 x W 23 x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 78 x W 40 x D 40 cm

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