Rachel Berwick

Calibration
1994 - 1996

Dimensions: Variable
Materials: cast copal (amber) rock forms with negative death mask impressions, lights, steel cable, copper caliper hooks, digital clock

Project Venues:                  
1994 Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1995 Musee d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
1996 Nordanstad Gallery, New York, NY
 

This installation contains cast copal rock forms, each containing the negative impression of a death mask; human, bobcat, and boar.   The material copal is fossilized tree resin: a young form of amber.  A clock embedded in the wall monitors the slow maturation process of copal into precious amber.

Calibration - installation
Calibration (bobcat)Calibration (human)