City of Salt

Salt is the only rock directly consumed by man. It corrodes but preserves, desiccates but is wrested from the water. It has fascinated man for thousands of years not only as a substance he prized and was willing to labour to obtain, but also as a generator of poetic and mythic meaning. The contradictions it embodies only intensify its power and its links with experience of the sacred. –Margaret Visser

Salt possesses a very intimate relationship with human life and the body and has a rich history as a trade commodity. Pythagoras ones said “Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and the sea.” This mythological quality still remains within this omnipresent mineral. “City of Salt” is a series of sculptures created out of Sodium Chloride. These sculptures use a reductive process to achieve their form. With water and time as carving tools, this methodical erosion process creates cavities in salt which resemble intricate geological formations.