Rhombohedrons Untouched by Time

glue and carbon trace on paper
29,5 x 21 cm each

In crystallography, orthographic projections of crystals are commonly employed to observe and classify different crystalline structures.

Computer-generated orthographic projections(*) of saltpetre crystals, alongside with observations of their growth under a microscope, have served to construct an imagery of fictional micro-chemical universes, exploring their rhombohedral symmetry and abstraction.

Material and chemical experimentation has been directed towards the dynamic transformation of this non-renewable resource, reflecting on the fact that geometry is not inscribed within a linear understanding of time.

(*) Provided by Dr. Susanne Herting-Agthe, Institute of Applied Geosciences, TU-Berlin

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