"(C8H8)n, CSi, KAl2(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2, C, C, CaSO4, Fe3C, SiH3(OSiH2)nOSiH3" (2012) is a work by Cheryl Field.
Cheryl Field writes about (C8H8)n, CSi, KAl2(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2, C, C, CaSO4, Fe3C, SiH3(OSiH2)nOSiH3 (2012): For me, there is something uncanny about sensory
and sensual organs (i.e. fingers and tongues) being
dislocated from the body. Both the finger and the tongue are
also fundamental to our sense of humanness and to some
extent they are symbolic of our evolution i.e. the opposable
finger and thumb and the power of speech and language have
given us the dominant position on this planet. I want to take that wholly
anthropocentric or teleological position and play with it.
Specifically, this work is an opposition of objects – a
reclassification of ordered structures if you will. On one
side it is a simulacrum of a human tongue, cast from life in
pink rubber. On the other side is a miniature mountainscape
crafted from elementary chemicals such as silicon carbide, carbon (in both its graphite and diamond states) and mica.
What links this miniature geology and with - surely the most
democratic position of all; we, the planet and
e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g come from stardust alone.
Materials: EPS, Silicon carbide, Mica, Diamond powder, Graphite, Plaster, Steel, Silicone, Electric motor