Traces // Struck

This piece is inspired by material narratives. This wooden mould was once a much-loved garden tree, brought down after being struck by lightning. The process explores force and impact – the molten metal strikes the mould, as the lightning once stuck the tree, leaving behind an immediate and tangible token of the memory. The tree decays, the precious metal remains, carrying with it traces of the material past.

struck

materials: recycled silver, fallen branch // wooden mould carved from lighting struck tree, cast ring direct relief of surface - raised details appear where the molten metal carves out new channels // made in the garden