video projection, steel hemispheres/bowls of various diameters, carborundum and spices
video is 3’36” and loops
6″H x 40″W x 27″D – 15cm H x 101cm W x 69cm D (dimensions may vary depending on the number and configuration of bowls and/or space requirements)
A corona is a type of plasma “atmosphere” of the Sun or other celestial body, extending millions of kilometers into space, most easily seen during a total solar eclipse. The word “corona” itself derived from the Latin, meaning crown, which in turn came from the Ancient Greek κορώνη (korōnē) meaning “garland” or “wreath”.
In order to create a union of earth and sky, images of tree branches marking the sky have been processed to create a “crown-like garland” and projected onto bowls filled with caborundum — a dark glittering mineral grit — to suggest the night sky.