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6/9, front view
smoked oak, steel, carbon, magnets, epoxy resin
33 x 33 x 5cm
6/9, back view
This composition shows the end result of a process involving an electrochemical reaction taking place on the surface of the piece. The ten carbon poles arranged in the triangular portion of the grid served as the anodes for the reaction, and the steel surface as the cathode. Ring-shaped neoderm magnets encircle the four poles on the central diagonal line and six further magnets are positioned on the remaining grid positions devoid of poles. All magnets are behind the layer of steel. This piece is part of a series exploring the physical manifestations of various materials undergoing this type of reaction and the interaction of deterministic and stochastic effects; the combination of effects I can directly control and those which occur by chance.