Research: Salt Crystallization

2018 – The well-known technique of salt crystallization is often applied on a cotton string, but can also be used on materials like textile, cardboard and metal. In this way it is possible to grow three-dimensional structures. 

The texture of these structures make it easy for the salt to grow in every form made with a mesh, textile or other material. The crystallizing salt hardens the material from within and makes it a firm structure. Due to the difference in density of the fibres, the growing pattern of the salt is different with every material.

In this research, I wanted to investigate the aesthetics and function of salt as a material.

Posted in <a href="http://mireille.steinhage.eu/?cat=6" rel="category">2018</a>