Dark Moon was the name given to earth’s second moon which French astronomer Frederic Petit claimed to discover in 1846. From that time until it was widely dismissed at the turn of the 20th Century the Dark Moon occupied a special place in the public consciousness and imagination. These sculptural works may be read as an attempt to visualise a celestial body which has only ever existed in the collective imagination. For his Dark Moon series Douglas White developed strangely alchemical method of production, pouring pigmented wax into boiling water, resulting in strange, translucent coagulations.