Sap Diamonds

Sap diamonds is a time-sensitive process and art practice installation created in October 2013.

During Autumn in pine woods, the trees drip sap from their branches.  The sap runs crystal clear when the temperature is cool (but not too cool) in the morning.  When the sap drips it will occasionally land on the rocks.  On rare occasions, the sap (while still cool and firm) lands on a cool, hard place and retains its shape and luster.  These little glowing balls only last about 10 days before they lose moisture and become opaque.

Each day, I collected as many of these as I could find and would bring them to a roman-era portico.  I did this for 3 weeks.  This installation was best during sunset.


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