Split Stone (7:34)

Sarah Sze, 2018

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Factum has collaborated with Sarah Sze on a two-part sculpture entitled ‘Split Stone (7:34)’, comprised of a natural boulder split in two like to a geode. The cut reveals a vivid image of the sky embedded into the surface of the stone.

By recording images in pixels and then fixing them in stone and pigment, Sze explores the fragility of time passing and our desire for weight and permanence in the face of both overwhelming natural forces and the ubiquitous images that surround us daily.

This work was installed at the National Roman Museum (Crypta Balbi) in Rome to coincide with Sze’s solo exhibition at the city's Gagosian Gallery (21st November 2018 - 27th January 2019).

The colour palette and related recipes were developed by Factum specialists, ultimately composing of around 150 colours. © Oak Taylor-Smith

© Oak Taylor-Smith

© Oak Taylor-Smith

Half the stone following the resin injection © Oak Taylor-Smith

The other half of the stone following the resin injection © Oak Taylor-Smith

© Oak Taylor-Smith

© Oak Taylor-Smith

© Oak Taylor-Smith

The piece installed at the National Roman Museum, Rome © Matteo D'Eletto, M3 Studio

© Matteo D'Eletto, M3 Studio

© Matteo D'Eletto, M3 Studio

© Matteo D'Eletto, M3 Studio

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