|Dimensions:||145 – 150 – 45 mm|
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.
|Saskia van Es||2021.02.08||1612776443||Netherlands|