2019, Rockite cement, 9 x 9 x 9”

Inspired by the growth of tree-rings, Fossil seeks to capture a subtle transformation over time. While the shape of Fossil’s organic interior slices remains constant, its positioning changes with each iteration. The ink sketch serves as the archetype for the final structural form. Fossil adopts the exact outline of the repeated shape in the drawing. This piece suspends time as it fossilizes movement through static form. A tension arises between the curvilinear interior and the rigidity of both the external bounding edges and the density of the material itself. As the eye descends deep into the cave-like monument, less and less light fights its way through the protruding edges of the slices. The modularity of Fossil encourages the exploration of formal relationships through stacking.

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