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4/9, front view
smoked oak, copper, silver, epoxy resin
37 x 37 x 5cm
4/9, back view
This composition shows the end result of a process involving an electrochemical reaction taking place on the surface of the piece. The four silver poles arranged in a grid formation served as the anodes for the reaction, and the copper surface as the cathode. An additional electrical circuit ran parallel in the form of a loop of constantan resistance wire which served as an embedded heat source. The wood warped due to the addition of heat. This piece is part of a series exploring the physical manifestations of various materials undergoing these types of reactions and the interaction of deterministic and stochastic effects; the combination of effects I can directly control and those which occur by chance.