1997 - 2000

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FULGURITE consists of three series of 24 works each with the common foucs on the pencil, the artist's tool par excellence. Each series is executed in a different medium, but all are indebted to the medium of lithography. The entire suite of 72 unique works is reproduced in the book Fulgurite.

"When lightning strikes sand, it was long believed that its energy just dissipated. But apparently, the searing heat continues into the sand and leaves behind an imprint in the shape of a hollow, jagged tube of molten glass known as fulgurite. In my mind, this object has always been connected with the artist's legacy, with capturing the flash of the imagination in the shape of more resistant matter."

Herlinde Spahr