Three piece installation: 3 glasses of water, mixing machine, magnet, motor
Three glasses of water are placed next to each other. Each glass contains the same volume of water. By rotating the glass or the water inside the glass, the water is temporarily transformed.
The cylinder of water is transformed into a twisted cone or a paraboloid form.
‘THREE OAKS’ is a time limited piece. It had a beginning and it will have an end.
As long as energy is supplied, the forms will be visible… when the energy is cut, the sculpture will ‘die’ and be transformed back into it’s basic constituents – three glasses of water.
On a different time scale, the water will evaporate within a few months and the sculpture will again be transformed. It will become the three empty containers.
Three identical glasses are placed on a shelf. The machines used to make the motion are clearly visible below the shelf of the installation.
The work is a ready made.
In 1973 by Michael Craig-Martin created a piece called “An Oak Tree”. In this work Craig-Martin transformed a glass of water on a glass shelf into an oak tree.