Details:

This work is made from terrazzo, a subtractive process the artists fell in love with while researching Roman mosaics. It is a laborious and rewarding process that allows the two artists to combine many of their interests: craft, history, permanence and natural resources.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Butter

This work is made from terrazzo, a subtractive process the artists fell in love with while researching Roman mosaics. The two artists taught themselves the process of terrazzo through a combination of resources on the internet and by trial and error. Their current method involves combining dyed cement with various aggregates—marble, granite, glass, etc. To create this work, the artists mix everything together into a big slurry, let it cure in place and then grind it down so that the finished product is actually a cross-section of a concrete/aggregate matrix. The artists work in this medium through a “paint by number” approach, often using metal strips to create shapes. The duo cut, bend and solder these shapes to a background before they pour. Finally, the artists grind, polish and seal the surface. It is a laborious and rewarding process that allows the artists to combine many of their interests: craft, history, permanence and natural resources.

Specs:

8 inches
2.75 inches

③ Artist:

Ficus Interfaith

Ficus Interfaith, a collaboration between artist Ryan Bush and Raphael Martinez Cohen, is as much a research initiative as a sculptural practice. The artists’ projects involve relearning production methods to explore personal and collective interactions with the “natural.” Ficus Interfaith’s work examines how ingenuity and novelty emerge from craft.

Ficus Interfaith:
Butter, 2022
Cementious terrazzo
2.8 × 8.0 inches /