Metamorphic Rock series documents the passage of time through the use of kiln formed glass. Geologically speaking, a Metamorphic rock is the result of a transformation of a pre-existing rock. When exposed to high temperatures and pressures within the earth’s crust, chemical and physical changes are made resulting in new rock types. The outcome of this transformation records the differential stresses on the rock which result in the recording of compressed time – the collision of raging magma with earth is frozen in crystallised minerals. Using the environment of the kiln, and crystal as her material, Dawn Bendick mimics the Metamorphic rock process in this cast collection.
Photography: Katarina Tamova