Object #20

Dimensions: 145 – 150 – 45 mm
Weight: 170 g
Materials: Necuron
Origin: Made
Year: 2014

There is a difference between fracturing and flaking a stone.

Fracturing aims to break something open into pieces in order to observe its inside, whilst flaking is a less haphazard activity driven by a more complex intention. Flaking means creating edges using surface properties, creating a distinction between using the hands (fracturing) and devising with the hands (flaking). This is a distinction that Maxime Sheets-Johnstone made in her writings “The roots of thinking” while analysing stone-making tools. My work over the years has been a combination of both. The naïve gesture of fracturing and premeditated devising.

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Saskia van Es 2021.02.08 1612776443 Netherlands
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