Protoplasting Nature Research
There must be a hidden skeleton within.
A bodily scaffolding reminiscent of nothing but an abstract, metal ribcage – an entity yet to be born. The convulsive shapes of the wire veins which become intertwined with one another creating both surprising and familiar presence. Led by a chance of a human gesture they meander through an empty space until the anatomy is carved around it. Stunned and unable to name its bizarre familiarity, one is forced to wait and observe as the metal structure becomes wrapped with a sparse weight of the natural tissue.
The organic tissue – once a motif curved in wood – becomes the timber itself. The closer you come the more complex it seems. Its form ceases to be unequivocally described – organic yet studied, decorative but ultimately raw. An ornamental function has been replaced by an abstract form highlighting its own rigid materiality. The organism carved in time and space overwhelms with its sharp, verdant features. But the matter is in constant flux
The organism is therefore given a second skin. This time human gesture is prolonged through a post-industrial machine. Tiny droplets of burning metallic rain cover the organic surfaces, creating an intrinsic sculptural fingerprint. In only few seconds, the perishable leaf is preserved in a metallic cocoon, which will carry on the memory of its past form, long after the plant itself has turned into dust.
It is only now, when the metallic fossil has emerged from the slow process of creation, one can understand its enigmatic familiarity.