Harmonic Distortion
  • Harmonic Distortion
  • 2016
  • Statuario di Altissimo & Nero Marquina marble
  • 1.4 m L x 80 cm W x 65 cm H
  • photo credit David Brook
Harmonic Distortion
  • Harmonic Distortion
  • 2016
  • Statuario di Altissimo & Nero Marquina marble
  • 1.25 m L x 55 cm W x 50 cm H
  • photo credit David Brook
Harmonic Distortion
  • Harmonic Distortion
  • 2016
  • Statuario di Altissimo & Nero Marquina marble
  • 1.2 m L x 70 cm W x 56 cm H
  • photo credit Jonah James
Harmonic Distortion
  • Harmonic Distortion
  • 2016
  • Statuario di Altissimo & Nero Marquina marble
  • 1.25 m L x 60 cm W x 45 cm H
  • photo credit David Brook

Two forms adapted from data of a breaking ocean wave, and two moments edited from 3D scan data of a cumulus cloud formation captured by meteorological balloon over the Congo Basin in Central Africa have been robotically cut into pixellated blocks composed of black and white sections of marble. Given its seemingly immutable nature, the origin of marble is paradoxically bound up with the water cycle, the ocean, and the ecologies it supports. Marble is a metamorphic limestone formed of the calcium rich exoskeletons of ocean dwelling invertebrates that have sunk to the seabed post-mortem and been subjected to intense compression as a result of the mass of their accumulation and the weight of water above them. Metamorphosed through heating and liquefaction in the earths crust, the material solidifies as stone

Clouds and waves are potent icons of indeterminacy - where does a cloud or a wave really begin and end? It is impossible to see a cloud or a breaking wave in its entirety without taking into account the wider processes that led to its formation. While our increasingly powerful envisioning technologies allow us to understand the world in more detail, we are beginning to realise that we are a long way from truly comprehending the totality of the relationships involved