Terra Nullius (2)
Carbonized wood, Cuyahoga Mine stone (South Dakota), acrylic medium, canvas.
Each canvas 48” x 48”
Some end uses for sulfuric acid or oil of vitriol:
acidic drain cleaners
indium extraction from discarded LCDs
iron and steel pickling
water softener regeneration
Cuyahoga mine was a small pyrite mine. Pyrite, or “fools gold,” was mined to produce sulfuric acid. Sulfuric acid is one of the most widely used chemical compounds in the world, and is the most produced chemical in the United States. Sulfuric acid consumption is regarded as an index of a country’s industrial development.