Using fake fingernails, nail polish, barrettes, false eyelashes, jewelry, walnut, and Swarovski crystals, artist Laurel Roth created these amazing peacocks sculptures. Roth uses art as a medium to examine biological ramifications of human behavior. By playing with the convergence of biology and product design to create new cultural artifacts, Roth tries to question social constructions of need, design, and individual desire. Such beautiful and thought-provoking work! [source]
Scott Bain’s series “Micromachina” examines what makes the insect world tick, and considers our attempts to control nature and the consequences. This exhibition experiments using real taxidermy beetles as mechanized shells, to show how we mistreat our fellow inhabitants, forcing them to do our will. It is kind shocking to see insect like that and also fearing to see humanity’s blatant disregard for nature. [source]
Since 32,000 years ago – the oldest known painting about the human and nature was found, this age-old relationship has been portrayed in many forms: from the early man’s crude cave sketches, to renderings of nature as deified, admonished, revered, and feared–all in the vivid mediums and from the finest masters. Today, we will present you with a collection of from American artist Kate Macdowell, who presents dead and decaying animals with anthropomorphic features – blurring the difference between man and nature in a state of destruction. Her choice to craft the pieces from porcelain helps adds a sense of fragility to the subjects – building a solid form and then hollowing it out.