Artistic tribute to polish chemist Jan Czochralski. Cylindrical form is refering to fabricated silicon crystals made with Chochralski's method.
Series of dye prints in standard format B1 on high quality paper - solution FineArt Photo White 270g.
Every historical time has its core, distinctive tool. There was fire and stone, bronze and iron, steam and electricity. But for the last couple of decades it's silicon. Thanks to it, we're witnessing the fastest civilizational growth ever known in the human history. With all the good and bad sides of it. And there would be no semiconductors produced on such a great scale – because that's what we're talking about - without the invention of one man. His name was Jan Czochralski. Polish chemist born in 1885 in the small town of Kcynia.
Grand Silica – a series of digital prints, made with the tools produced thanks to Czochralski's method so famous in the world of science, is a tribute to this man and his work, which both still remain pretty obscure to wider public in Poland. The main cylindrical form used in all Grand Silica prints naturally refers to silicon crystals grown with Czochralski's method. Accordingly multiplied, sliced patterns applied to various smaller forms inside the prints are inspired by silicon waffers crafted with extreme precision, the ones, which are the basis for every microprocessor in the world.
The formal principle of this series was to harness the power hidden inside the strange mettaloid for the creation of unknown, fantastic, semi-real worlds named by the language known for its scientific and historical value – the Latin. All the titles are connotational and suggestive. They are the kind of guides to help us find the lost but precious and metaphysical meanings in our harsh and materialistic world.