I Still Don’t Get It, I Still Don’t Get It, 2022

Historically, optical calcite was believed to aid the navigation of the ocean. Holding the stone against the light made it possible to find a way through smooth, uncharted territory. The stone exhibits a property known as optical birefringence, a type of light polarisation that produces an optical illusion, splitting the light in two. Birefringence is widely applied in optical prisms inside LCD displays.

Medium: Medium: Optical calcite, paper, display enhancement film, rusted mild-steel

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