'Crystalline,' A series of artworks relating to the dying glaciers. This installation brings the elements of contemporary engineering together with prehistory in the use of carbon and charred bone. The artwork is created to mark the launch of the Solar Orbiter into Space in 2018. Centre Culturel Irlandais, March 2017   Review Review: Sunday Times by John O'Sullivan, Link here: Sunday Times

'Crystalline,'

A series of artworks relating to the dying glaciers. This installation brings the elements of contemporary engineering together with prehistory in the use of carbon and charred bone. The artwork is created to mark the launch of the Solar Orbiter into Space in 2018.

Centre Culturel Irlandais, March 2017

 

Review Review: Sunday Times by John O'Sullivan, Link here: Sunday Times

Crystalline (2017), composed of foam substrates coated with a pigment that contains carbon and charred bone developed by a company named Enbio for the European Space Agency (ESA). Inspired by the materials used by cave painters, Enbio’s “SolarWhite” will bond with the titanium heat shield of ESA’s Solar Orbiter, to be launched in October 2018. In Crystalline, the cracks and bubbles of the white tiles reference both the ice that thwarted Sir John Franklin’s doomed search for a Northwest Passage and the melting glaciers of the Anthropocene. Review of Crystalline: Apollo International Art Magazine by Tom Jeffreys.  Read here: Apollo Press release for Crystalline by Siobhán McDonald  

Crystalline (2017), composed of foam substrates coated with a pigment that contains carbon and charred bone developed by a company named Enbio for the European Space Agency (ESA). Inspired by the materials used by cave painters, Enbio’s “SolarWhite” will bond with the titanium heat shield of ESA’s Solar Orbiter, to be launched in October 2018. In Crystalline, the cracks and bubbles of the white tiles reference both the ice that thwarted Sir John Franklin’s doomed search for a Northwest Passage and the melting glaciers of the Anthropocene.

Review of Crystalline: Apollo International Art Magazine by Tom Jeffreys.  Read here: Apollo

Press release for Crystalline by Siobhán McDonald