Alan Sonfist

Crystal Enclosure

Crystal Enclosure by Alan Sonfist

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Alan Sonfist is a pioneer of Land art – art that is integrated into, and responds to the landscape. His works passionately respond to ecologies, often seeking to combine human and natural processes. Crystal Enclosure’s natural mineral crystals convert

to a gas then recrystallise with fluctuations of temperature and light. The self-contained system, perpetually changing, is a metaphor for Earth’s ecosystem.

Title
Crystal Enclosure
Artist/creator
Production date
1965
Medium
natural crystals and acrylic sheet
Dimensions
914 x 457 x 102 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1987
Accession no
1987/32
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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