Calcium, Plaster, Tooth, and Pearl. 2020.

In consideration of the land the Brutalist building (that houses Contemporary Calgary) sits on, the concrete that made it, and the river sand that made the concrete, this piece was incubated. Referencing Baroque ornamental plaster work which decorates an emphasizes pieces of architecture of ‘Some Importance and Grandeur’ in Europe, this piece humors the same over here. Of course neither land is old or new, and exists in a timescale beyond our human one. These plaster pieces are the detritus of persistence and a fervent interest in lifespan of materials and their transmutive forms.