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Monday, November 06, 2006
Give & Take: Electroplating Roses
In another of Coupe's works, Give and Take, roses are placed in tanks of copper solution. A current passing through the tank means the flowers are slowly electroplated. This principle – electroplating – is common in the creation of cutlery and coinage. In Give and Take copper pipes are placed in the solution with a positive charge while the roses are placed in with a negative charge. As the copper solution begins to settle on the roses they are slowly entombed in a growing accumulation of copper

Among other works by the same artist, I really like the elegant simplicity of Cosmic - the galaxy in a paperbag.
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