Backflips & Summersaults


This piece is crafted out of jet !

Jet is a type of lignite, the lowest rank of coal, and is a gemstone. Unlike many gemstones, jet is not a mineral, but is rather a mineraloid.
It is derived from wood that has changed under extreme pressure.

alexander blank

7 x 7 x 1,2 cm

€ 900-



Backflips & Summersaults -
These sporty tricks after which these series of work are named suits the situation and the feeling the best that Alexander wanted to express.
The forward twists, the backward twists, the vertigo in between.  While practicing the tricks there is always a part of finding orientation.  
Where is the up and the down and where is the horizon ?  
Training, trying out, orienting, success and failure in tricks or in life leaves marks and somehow the pieces are medals of honor within this process.

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