This work is a personal take on death and time passing by with a comic and romantic twist. The fossil... Read More
This work is a personal take on death and time passing by with a comic and romantic twist. The fossil is minutely hand-sculpted from reference images, and clashes with the more modern look of the drone, this shock is intentional: it represents the two different Divine and human natures.
The inspiration for this work comes from Walt Disney: first from the 1929 Silly Simphony "The Skeleton Dance" and from the animation movie "Bambi". In death the dawn horse fossil's squashed ribs look somehow like wings allowing interaction with the other flying object in the composition. The two subjects, different in nature and shape, find themselves impossibly interacting with each other in a gentle dance.
the four winged alien-like drone in the work is a classical reference quote from middle age and early reinassance art where, red or blue, similar four winged entities can often be found in the form of angels, carrying the Divine message for their recipient. Similarly The drone also carries its message, the logo on top of it recites "Gallop", the model name of the toy.
The fossil drone is also a cue on the modern irresponsible use of "immortal" plastic.
The whole composition is based on golden ratio rules.