Creating Creative Dust
Hannah Bertram has a lot of patience. She creates work with a very short lifespan; they are made of marble dust! I was blown away by this work (ha ha) and horrified by it at the same time. These installations are meant to be trod upon. It's easy to see the beauty, the lacy ethereal feel to it. She references Florence Broadhurst often (a personal favorite) and the work is stunningly beautiful. The horrifying part is imaging eating my dinner or walking around at a cocktail reception a midst a marble dust cloud?! Is that possible? This work is meant to be trod upon, so there must be water involved, right?
I could not find any more information on exactly what happens in the course of the art's lifespan.