Crystal Landscapes is a two-part, multimedia installation. The primary component of the installation is a collection of 8 crystal paintings encased within a custom light box.
The second part of the installation is a video documenting the fascinating way in which these crystals grow and form. Showcasing footage captured using a polarizing microscope and micro-imaging technology, the video highlights the crystal growth process of the exhibited crystal 'paintings.
Synthetic crystals, polarizing film, custom aluminum lightbox
30 x 24 in.
In October 2019, I was awarded a grant from NYU to travel to Abu Dhabi to exhibit my work at the NYUAD Art Gallery
Although they may look computer-generated, the unedited micro-imaging within the film examines a very real world ordinarily imperceptible to the human eye. This meditative film showcases the incredible way these crystal compositions are reminiscent of larger natural structures such as mountain ranges, vast sand dunes, insects and plants as the line between the animate and inanimate become blurred.
Original: 8 minutes