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2011 / 'Life force' as coined by Karl Ludwig Freiherr von Reichenbach. Developing the ability to be sensitive to bioenergetic forces is a gift. Living beings are sensitive to energy fields emitted by organic and inorganic objects at all times. I'm interested in bringing consciousness to these subtle qualities. The subjects originate as food that sustain life. Using remnants of food eaten during my work day, I heat the object, much like the body turns the food into fuel. Then the object is allowed to cool and is subject to heat again, forging a petrified appearance, a remnant after death. Lit with sunlight, an essential component to the creation of the food. By bringing awareness to that which sustain human life, the viewer may encounter sensations brought forth by such consideration. © Rachel Wolfe