You excite me the way your gaze touches my body

Fluorescing minerals, fluorescent ink, silk, wood, longwave UV flashlight.

6 x 65 x 6 inches

Fluorescence in minerals occurs when a rock body is illuminated with specific wavelengths of light. The scientific term for this is excitement. These excited electrons temporarily jump up to a higher orbital within the mineral's atomic structure. When those electrons fall back down to their original orbital, a small amount of energy is released in the form of light.

This work playfully imagines rock eroticism and creates a situation wherein humans and rocks have an intimate relationship that culminates in the release of luminous rock passion.

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