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EFFLORESCENCE

Kylie Bickle, 2016 

Procured by GDL Group in consultation with Creativemove.

Soda Apartments, West End, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Efflorescence references the effervescence of soda water and the cubic crystal structure of sodium chloride (i.e., common salt). Dispersed across the wall surface, this artwork mimics an efflorescent bloom. Efflorescence, meaning ‘to flower out’ in French, is the migration of a dissolved salt through a porous material where the liquid evaporates and leaves a film of crystalised salt. This process is often observed on construction materials, such as brick and concrete.

Fabricated from grade 316 coloured stainless steel.

 

Photos: Stainless Aesthetics