I worked with a scientist called Dr Tom Williams. Tom does research about Antarctica, its ancient mud sediments and what they can tell us about how the ice was behaving 3 million years ago. It can tell us about our future when it comes to temperature and sea levels.
The research I focused on involved the colourful and beautiful crystals that are within the seemingly dull mud sediments. These shimmery crystals are only visible under a microscope.
This concept reminded me of butterflies, these beautiful creatures that have emerged from simple cocoons. Through the duration of their life-cycle, they look so different.
My work is plaster made sheets which have been dyed. I created them by making walls of clay, then pouring the plaster and leaving it to set. After this I used various dyes on the plaster.
My work translates the research through shape and metaphorical ideas and ways of seeing beauty.
Beaker Street acknowledges and pays respect to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community as the traditional and original owners, and continuing custodians, of this land on which we come together to discover and share knowledge. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.