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The term remnant refers to a part or quantity that remains after the greater part has been used, removed, or destroyed. In glacial terminology a remnant refers to an isolated melting mass of glacier ice, that has  become detached from its source. Similarly the word “coal” derives  from the Old English ‘col’ meaning a charred remnant. Alluding to notions of cause and effect in an age of industry. Each resin cube contains a remnant of plastic industrial packing wrap. The found plastic material has been used to cast pieces of coal gathered from the abandoned coal mines in the arctic region of Svalbard. The coal is then extracted from the cast leaving a transparent three dimensional form which is then encapsulated in liquid resin. The intricate process produces a curious and delicate specimen that could be interpreted as some sort of living organism, a rare crystal or remnant of dying ice.

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