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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Thoughts on a collaboration

As I see it there are three players in this new collaboration: me, Halen Mon, and the salts in between, and all are unknown factors at this point in time.

Me. I know I'm excited by the prospect of working with Halen Mon, and am excited by the potential of working with the salts, but at this point in time all possibilities are open. The scope of potential achievements is huge but there's also the unknown. I'm pretty sure I can make beautiful art from these new materials conjoining with science, but, as they say, the proof is in the pudding...

Halen Mon. Within the culinary world, Halen Mon and their salts have nothing to prove. But what's their take on the world of art? We've communicated entirely by email until now and so I'm itching to find a mutually convenient time when I can visit them in Anglesey and set out ideas and scope face to face.

The salts. These are truly the unknown factor! I can be sure of their place in my kitchen, but what about as a material in my artist's studio? The crystallisation of various salts is something I've been playing with for a while, and their natural formations are pretty amazing. But is this art? And if not, how can I make it so? The science behind the aesthetic is a driver for me so I hope I can keep it visible to play a part, not only in the creation, but also in the enjoyment of any art I manage to make.

 
Mineral Salts
 
Mineral Salts
 
Mineral Salts
 
Mineral Salts

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