Glen Onwin

Salt Room / Crystal (from 'The Recovery of Dissolved Substances')

About this artwork

'The Recovery of Dissolved Substances' is an installation comprising sketches, photographs and a wooden structure. It explores the chemistry, natural history and 'life cycle' of salt. An underground salt room was also made by the artist, and although part of the work, it has only been seen by one or two people and was constructed in an undisclosed location. 'Salt Room/Crystal' consists of three salt-encrusted wooden panels . The lines drawn on the two outer panels refer to the corners of the unseen salt room, and are also reminiscent of the regular, cubic shape of a salt crystal.

  • title:
    Salt Room / Crystal (from 'The Recovery of Dissolved Substances')
  • accession number:
    GMA 2114
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  • materials:
    Salt and wood strips on zinc sheet mounted on board (three panels)
  • date created:
    1977
  • measurements:
    Each panel 191.80 x 91.30 cm (framed: 195.70 x 95.30 x 3.20 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1979
  • copyright:
    © GLEN ONWIN

Glen Onwin

Glen Onwin