Easy Come Easy Go contains a cast graphite diamond and documents a staged explosion of powdered graphite.
The work visualises a narrative of alchemic experiments by Antoine Lavoisier, who in 1772 managed to transform a diamond into pure graphite. This ground breaking discovery proved that diamonds and graphite were actually the same element; carbon. Lavoisier experiments catalysed the race to create synthetic diamonds from lumps of graphite. The prestige associated with diamonds is established in many cultures and the possibility to manufacture this prized object leads to question our understanding of value and wealth.