Kristofer Henriksson

2010
Ebony, water, glue
10x10x10mm

 

A raindrop is inserted and sealed into a 1cm3 block of ebony. As ebony is a very dense wood it has the tendency to crack when exposed to sudden changes in humidity. Therefore, a tension caused by the meeting of the two elements – the hard, brittle ebony, and the fluid water – is created.

The piece presents a situation with an unknown outcome: will the raindrop make the cube crack and reveal a clue to its presence – or will it evaporate away without trace, entrusting its existence to a story?