Snakepit Gallery, 33 High Street, Auckland, 2012
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SnakePit Window exhibition / 2012 / Crystals grown on the floor of the window space for the duration of the exhition
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SnakePit Window exhibition / 2012 / Crystals grown on the floor of the window space for the duration of the exhition
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SnakePit Window exhibition / 2012 / Crystals grown on the floor of the window space for the duration of the exhition
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SnakePit window exhibition / watercolour, gesso and oil on canvas (unstretched)
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SnakePit window exhibition / watercolour, gesso and oil on canvas (unstretched)
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SnakePit window exhibition / watercolour on paper

This work involved growing crystals in the Snakepit window gallery for the duration of the exhibition alongside a selection of paintings. Utilising the naturally occurring properties of this material; including the way they change over time. This began with research around how repetition of ideas and forms creates a critical mass of values. While clouds are created with ice crystals, they are known for being formless and unrepeatable. The clouds within this work respond to the distorted cloud formations within the window itself. Crystals are often related to geometry and structure. Grown in perfect conditions, it is easy to create one large crystal through the ordered repeating of the crystalline atoms. Of course, wind/ dust and inconsistence create a variety of repeated patterns reflecting the surrounding conditions that makes each instance unique instead of homogeneous. This is where the interest is for me, not in the rendition of a perfectly repeated outcome but rather the impossibility of it, and the shifts that occur as a result of environment. As this exhibition was literally growing, I held a public closing event.
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