Kerstin Brätsch: Agate Psychics
Kerstin Brätsch’s latest series of work reveals the beautiful patterns found within agate stone. Thin slices of stone are sandwiched between glass panels so the viewer can fully appreciate the translucency and colorations of the stone.
The New York-based artist worked with Austrian master glassmaker Urs Rickenbach, who used traditional stained glass techniques. The agate stones are sourced from Rickenbach’s own collection – some of the fragments are unused pieces from an earlier project he completed with renowned German artist Sigmar Polke.
Brätsch exhibited these pieces in her solo show at the Gavin Brown Gallery in New York last month. The idiosyncrasies of the natural world are further examined in the Mineral rationale of the Stylus Colour Spectrum for Autumn/Winter 2014-15.