During my studies at the technical university, I created micro-pyramids on silicon surface with dimensions of around a hundredth of a millimetre as part of my micro-mechanical experiments.

Though at the time these were used for scientific purposes, today I look on them as micro-landscapes. By cleverly “freeing” the perfect crystal structure found in silicon, regular, pyramid-like formations can be etched on the surface. And beneath the faults, e.g. specks of dust, further pyramids appear.

The emerging forms are impressions of the interplay between perfect structure and imperfect conditions.