Specimens is a series of works, made as a result of a couple years of exploration and observation of the... Read More
Specimens is a series of works, made as a result of a couple years of exploration and observation of the function of the human body.
Our body is a living organism, just like any other living organism on the planet. It follows its own path of recovery or evolution, if simply left alone.
Nature does not like intervention, so doesn’t the body.
Each part of the body has its own function, being in prefect harmony with the rest. Nothing happens independently. Nothing happens accidentally. Every change in the body has its origin, its logic and ultimately its goal.
In my work, different parts of the human body are presented as specimens of a scientific collection. Each part has its own meaning and it is a representation of its “hidden” side, caring a secret message in a sophisticated way: the brain is a velvet purse; the button belly has a cork; the thymus gland is an antique brass mechanical clock with gold-coated hands.
The series aims to show a different view on the human anatomy, its use or misuse, its function or dysfunction.
Specimens/Ears, nails, eyelashes: Lots of accessories, lots of piercing and make up.
Our ears, our eyelashes, our nails – Nature has created them to be prefect.
Aren’t they beautiful, the way they are? Aren’t they themselves the accessories, the piercing and the make-up of our body?
You can find pictures of the entire series at Tina Zlatina’s website www.tinazlatina.com
Please note, if the work gets selected for the exhibition, and depending on the current COVID situation as well as to better fit into the space, I suggest a digital representation in the form of high quality photos or a video of the work, instead of presenting the actual piece itself. If circumstances allow, the work, of course, is available and could be exhibited.