A REFLECTION, IN A ROCK (CUTTING ZONES)
Thin section photomicrographs of rock core sample, UV print on acrylics, stainless steel
Commission for Hordaland County Council, Norway and curated by Åse Løvgren.
Special thanks to Øystein Jansen, Henriette Linge and Leif-Erik Pedersen of the department of Earth Science, University of Bergen.
'A Reflection, In a Rock' is a permanent public artwork for Tertnes VGS (a high school) in Norway that consists of three parts.
The project is an examination of a grand erratic block of metamorphic gneiss that the artist came across in the adjacent forest next to the school. To date the rocks age and origin, a survey in collaboration with the research department of Earth Science (GEO) was conducted with the use of the scientific geological metods; rock-core drilling, thin section microscopy and terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides.
In 'Cutting Zones', a three-dimensional map constellation is presented. The work consists of multiple parts UV printed acrylic glass with thin section microphotographs of the rock core sample. Each shape is arranged after five different groups of colour and depth and laid out as an interpretation of the geologic map of The Arc of Bergen.
Two of the artworks, 'Half–Life' and 'Cutting Zones', are placed inside the school and the third, ’Kaleidoscope’, can be found outdoor by the school’s driveway.