Aperture composition in areas of mold growth; cultivation of mold by basting with corn syrup to stimulate mold growth
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ABOUT THE WORK
Material: Flour, Mold
This emergence of orange coloured mold on the rough texture of the flour sculpture parallels the sea bed, with multiple... Read More
This emergence of orange coloured mold on the rough texture of the flour sculpture parallels the sea bed, with multiple colonies of coral sprouting. The vibrant colours of the mold seek to highlight to viewers the natural beauty that is present within our oceans as well as to bring to light the possibility of extinction of such mesmerizing wildlife if our oceans are not protected.
The white background encasing the flour sculpture is actually a plastic bag used to create an environment suitable for cultivating mold. At the same time juxtaposing of plastic within the piece portraying the ocean and its coral hints subtly at how plastic litter has now become part of the sea, poisoning all oceans around the world. The faint letters Y.O.M. that can be seen in the background is an acronym for “You Obviously Matter”, sending a powerful message on the importance of protecting the natural surroundings.