'MINERAL RIGHTS' is a series of sculptures that evolved out of the process working on the 'FUTURE LANDSCAPE' project. They share the same topic and a multitude of similar materials, but leave the two-dimensional space of the canvas to explore further possibilities of experimentation and storytelling in a three-dimensional space. The installations are taken down completely after an exhibition ends and the main building blocks are being stored until it is going to be rebuilt for another exhibition. Shape and look will slightly alter every time.
The title stems from the property rights a person or company can acquire in order to survey for and exploit natural resources from a parcel of land.
Mineral Rights 1 - arctic refuge (2nd iteration) - dimensions variable - 2019
bitumen, charcoal, silicone, steel, sluphur, plaster, wood, paper, acrylic, thermoplastic and HDPE
(this installation is influenced by the push for the exploitation of crude oil in the arctic)
Mineral Rights 2 - north sea oil drilling (2nd iteration) - 180 x 110 x 50 cm - 2021
Hahnemühle FineArt Photo Rag, ink, charcoal, lacquer, wood, steel, foldback clips, colour foil, LED tube lights
(this installation is influenced by the position of offshore oil drilling rigs in the northern
sea and the light pollution, as well as the greenhouse gas pollution, being emitted by their gas flaring )