Meniscus Series (2012)

Photographs of ‘water into water’ (differing salinity – no dyes added)

Installation View at the Charles H Scott Gallery, Vancouver

The work borrowed simple scientific methods and terminology. Measurements of liquids are read by aligning the meniscus against graduated lines on a container.  A body of water dropped into another one disrupts the meniscus and makes it impossible to read the measurement.  There are also consequences regarding the nature of both liquids, before and after.  As they mixed, although the same components existed materially, the transformation altered the solutions in a process that was simultaneously creative and destructive.

The series attempted to make visible the transformation, capturing with photographs the moment at which it was most noticeable but not quantitatively nor qualitatively measurable.