2018 / Beeswax

64 is a project in which the solid and liquid states of wax and water are organized into a kind of choreography. Molten beeswax is allowed to cool around a wick inside a centrifugal chamber filled with shards of ice, creating a very delicate radial filigree of wax tendrils. Transportation of the delicate artifact is near impossible, so the candle is cast into a protective cube of ice that is allowed to melt only once the candle has reached its final destination. Thus, the act of burning the candle becomes but one of many chapters in the ritual of its making, transport, and eventual disintegration.