Glass, copper tube, brass & steel wire
H210 x W630 x D10mm
Suspended Deposits make reference to findings of trace pollutants of heavy metals found in sediment inside the Tāmaki Estuary waterways. I have used glass to demonstrate how the contaminants, from runoff entering the water, is then distributed by tidal currents.
Glass - when in its molten, fluid state, shares similar qualities to water. The opacity in these three glass panels transition in appearance; from clear to cloudy, which suggests murky polluted pools of water. Glass manufacturing uses metal oxides to produce the various colours, the outflow of glass during a kiln firing has caused the glasses to merge on the kiln shelf and reacted chaotically, leaving behind this result.
This work received First Place at the 17th Estuary Art & Ecology Awards 2023