Crystallised objects

kauri2©RangimarieMcDowell2015

100x35mm Borax crystal, Kauri leaves

Kauri1©RangimarieMcDowell2015

size: 120x30mm Borax crystal, Kauri leaves

feather©RangimarieMcDowell

70x10mm, Borax crystal, pigeon feather

rau©RangimarieMcDowell2015 rau2©RangimarieMcDowell2015

200x30mm, Borax crystal, Raukura (Albatross feather). Detail

bc4©RangimarieMcDowell2015

1200x800mm,Borax crystal, lamb bone

bc5©RangimarieMcDowell2015

120x150mm, Borax crystal, Beef Bone

branch2©RangimarieMcDowell2015

150x50mm, Borax Crystal, Sycamore seeds

bone©RangimarieMcDowell2015

220x90mm, Borax Crystal, Chicken bone, Gold thread, gold leaf.

line©RangimarieMcDowell2015

30x220mm Detail of above.

These crystals were made overnight using a solution of 1:3 borax and 2:3 water. Each are solid objects which hang from gold thread. The last image is an object that is made on a loom, submerged into the crystal solution and the crystals grow at randomn upon the thread, this is my next step in making, possibility of constructing my own looms that I will also grow crystals upon.

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