#VOXEL36 - MARCIA TEUSINK
Marcia Teusink is a London-based visual artist and art educator with a particular interest in engaging people with cultural and natural sites through art-making.
Fallible Forms (Bucky Balls) is a series of photographs investigating perfect mathematical forms and the inevitable decay of earthly materials. Bucky Ball is the name given to the nanoparticle C60 by scientists in honour of the visionary inventor Buckminster Fuller, because C60's form (20 hexagons and 12 pentagons, or a truncated icosahedron) resembles Fuller's geodesic dome designs as well as the soccer ball he purportedly designed. But even perfect forms are subject to weathering and imperfection: These balls were pulled out of a local river, having been waterlogged and chewed up by foxes.
In the artist's own words:
'My studio practice explores time, materials and the fallibility of perfect forms in an imperfect world. I investigate the way natural forces return our more geometrically-minded industrial designs to softer and more organic forms.'
Works by Marcia were featured in a 2015 joint exhibition with Elise Schonhowd at Lillehammer's Oppland Kunstenter; The same year the her work was included in the Zeitgeist Art Project Summer Exhibition at Bond House Gallery, London.
For more information about the artist visit: www.axisweb.org/p/marciateusink/