empty honeycomb husks cast in bronze lost wax by kris martin
 
empty honeycomb husks cast in bronze   lost wax by kris martin
mar 05, 2013

empty honeycomb husks cast in bronze lost wax by kris martin

‘lost wax XII’, 2013 by kris martinbronze and ceramic8 1/2 x 15 3/4 x 1 7/16 in. (21.6 x 40 x 3.6 cm)image © kris martinphoto: ben westobycourtesy white cube

 

 

continuing his inquiry into the themes of chance, time and material metamorphosis, belgian artist kris martin has created a body of work that revisits the ancient technique of lost wax casting, on show at white cube mason’s yard until the 16th of march, 2013. having cast the emptied husks of real honey combs in bronze, martin lends a sense of permanence and durability to an otherwise ephemeral, fragile form. the series is a whimsical and almost playful reflection on the concept of transience, drawing attention to the sculpture’s transformative elements, as it shifts from nature into artifice.

 

 

empty honeycomb husks cast in bronze   lost wax by kris martin‘lost wax IX’ bronze and ceramic8 7/16 x 15 5/8 x 1 3/16 in. (21.5 x 39.7 x 3 cm)image © kris martinphoto: ben westobycourtesy white cube

 

 

empty honeycomb husks cast in bronze   lost wax by kris martin‘lost wax XI’ bronze and ceramic8 7/16 x 15 5/8 x 1 3/16 in. (21.5 x 39.7 x 3 cm)image © kris martinphoto: ben westobycourtesy white cube

 

 

empty honeycomb husks cast in bronze   lost wax by kris martin‘lost wax XII’ detailbronze and ceramic8 7/16 x 15 5/8 x 1 3/16 in. (21.5 x 39.7 x 3 cm)image © kris martinphoto: ben westobycourtesy white cube

 

 

empty honeycomb husks cast in bronze   lost wax by kris martin‘lost wax XI’ detailbronze and ceramic8 7/16 x 15 5/8 x 1 3/16 in. (21.5 x 39.7 x 3 cm)image © kris martinphoto: ben westobycourtesy white cube

  • this is so brilliant at so many levels – absolutely love it

    dbkii
  • a map ? Quite beautiful.

    christina read
  • a map?

    christina read
  • I love the delicacy of the structure and the strength of the bronze…

    Lisa Morleyy

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