Rocks that might have not existed is a collection of fake rocks that I made with different ceramics materials and real rocks that I fired at a high temperature. This project asks a simple question : can fake rocks, made out of ceramics materials which are all industrially purified minerals, look like real rocks? I was also trying to reproduce, in a few hours, a natural phenomenon which usually occurs over thousands of years. Along with their fake state, these rocks all have fake names.
This fake rocks collection was exhibited in 2005 along with the real rocks collection of the Redpath Museum, the natural history museum of McGill University.
Cabinet : cherry wood, 37” x 35” x 20”.
Individual rocks : ceramic materials, fired minerals, approx. 4” x 4” x 4”.