Aster Elena Seegers - Simon de Dreuille

Hyaline Quartz, Silver leaf, Silver nail
Ø15 cm
edition of 3
2020

As plants catch in flight the light that overflows around us and freeze it into solid form, "the earth becomes a star that feeds off the Sun and constructs itself from its light." (Coccia)

Aster is about the terrestrial transformation of light. The plant's chloroplast turns light into organic matter, while quartz, silver, and water refract it. 

We designed Aster during a summer long conversation about galaxies and pollen grains with French Artist Caroline Corbasson

(1) In exhibition POLLEN, Caroline Corbasson, Galerie Laurence Bernard, Genève. With "Touch (deep field)", charcoal drawing on paper, 216 x 250 cm, private collection. Photo: Yann Haeberlin

 

Aster Elena Seegers - Simon de Dreuille

Hyaline Quartz, Silver leaf, Silver nail
Ø15 cm
edition of 3
2020

As plants catch in flight the light that overflows around us and freeze it into solid form, "the earth becomes a star that feeds off the Sun and constructs itself from its light." (Coccia)

Aster is about the terrestrial transformation of light. The plant's chloroplast turns light into organic matter, while quartz, silver, and water refract it. 

We designed Aster during a summer long conversation about galaxies and pollen grains with French Artist Caroline Corbasson

(1) In exhibition POLLEN, Caroline Corbasson, Galerie Laurence Bernard, Genève. With "Touch (deep field)", charcoal drawing on paper, 216 x 250 cm, private collection. Photo: Yann Haeberlin

 

Aster is a shallow vessel with a deep nature.

The base is hyaline quartz, a transparent stone formed by the percolation of deep magmatic waters.

Silver creates an exchange of ions called Oligodynamic effect in the water, killing bacteria and thus allowing the inflorescence to thrive for longer.

Water is poured scarcely. Its surface tension is magnified. It looks thicker, almost mercurial.