37 Years pyrolyzed

Charcoal, Wood, Plaster, Diameter: 22cm, Hight: 4,5cm

The piece tries to highlight the memory of matter. The 37-year-old European Spruce (Picea abies) was cut down to be turned into charcoal using the traditional technique of a Charcoal Pile. During the several weeks the pile is burning the wood is getting carbonized but the cellular structure remains intact. This goes so far that in the charcoal there is a difference between the hardness of remains of the summer wood and the winter wood, preserving the material memory of the tree and the time it took to grow.