h: 37 w: 42 d: 2 (cms).
Inspired by the image of an abandoned rusty oil tank, Precious metal represents a forensic-like remnant of our anthropocentric and industrialised culture; human-made metal in the background, natural environment in the foreground. It is argued that this dualistic perception has led to human detachment from nature. The process of photo-polymer etching allows for the photograph’s referential qualities, capturing the image through exposure to the earth’s most important resource - the sun. The composition and monochromatic colour scheme, however, allows for consideration of the image independent from its associations and attributes – transmuting the corroded metal object to a higher form.