Protoplasting Nature: 04

The reference comes from 16th/17th century, polish wooden cabinet (made after the Northern European baroque style) in which decoration was hand carved and imitating seasons and local flora. 

The piece focus is placed on the process of time, decay, collapse, death and life in a co-creation and relationship between human, various species and industrial materials. Discarded leaves are collated at different stages of their life cycle, from freshly cut, to decay and naturally dried over time- transforming from lively greens into gentle silver bronzes. 

Created from organic ingredients the piece has  an element of life on it’s own. Processes of deconstruction, renewal and reconstruction makes the viewer focus on the impermanence of the object and therefore their unique relationship with it. By utilising a variety of new materials and techniques to produce objects that alter rapidly in appearance, or simply disappear, Marcin hopes the viewers will pick up the woven threads and discover their own connections between the pieces and the surrounding material world.

Floral representation, hint of the allure of distant cultures, a work once can imagine encountering in a mythical kingdom, correlates with Victor Horta’s philosophy of bringing the exterior of the natural world indoors. 

Dimensions

170 (H) x 200 (W) x 70 (D) cm

67 (H) x 39 (W) x 27.5 (D) inches

 

Materials

Real leaves coated in resin, steel structure.

 

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