The Behemoth by Jason Martin is a Massive Cork Structure

By: Sarah Robson - Published: Jul 15, 2012 • References: lissongallery and contemporist
The Behemoth by Jason Martin is a massive tar-resembling design that is currently being exhibited at the Lisson Gallery in London. This cubed block may not look like much, but it is in fact a huge art piece that required the tedious work of layering virgin cork.

This cork was dyed with a black pigment and measures 9ft by 9 ft. Up close, one can see that the black cork has a pitted and distorted surface with an inconsistent shape.

Virgin cork comes from the bark of trees that are less than 25 years old, and this cork is known for its buoyancy and elasticity. The Lisson Gallery was founded in 1967 and it features radical and distinctive artists from across Great Britain and the world.