Subterranean 003


pure copper flame painted and treated with acetic acid 25cm x 25cm x 0.09cm



I lived in Australia for 8 years and was always intrigued by aboriginal art, especially their use of elements like wood, stone and the natural pigments, ochre, to tell stories and record images of Dreamtime spirits.

It was inspiring to see art that had such a clear purpose, to educate new generations.

I had to create artworks that served a greater purpose than their "look" . Copper is air cleansing; in the house it attracts bacteria and virus just to kill it. Although copper inpregnated air purifiers are available on the market , you may choose a more natural and environmentally friendly way to cleanse your air. Colours will look distinctly different depending on the amount of light in the room and the time of day.

These artworks will evolve with the years, and become 3 dimensional as oxidation sets in.

Always handle the artwork using gloves or cloth, fingerprints will distort the image. Only dust with appropriate material.

(camera causes some distortion, but rest assured all the artworks have straight edges and are perfect squares and rectangles)