White Parazoa

Sculpture & Objects
Finalist

Highly Commended

Wax, felt and paper, 25x50x50cm

White Parazoa is a series of small sculptures initially inspired by the Victorian era. The geometric forms reference the designs of neck ruffles and lace of the period, whilst also referencing the appearance of cabinets of curios and the rise in scientific discoveries in the 17th-19th centuries. The work also draws upon the ideas in the illustrations of biologist Ernst Haeckel in Art Forms in Nature focusing on sea creatures and the array of symmetrical and geometrical patterns found in living organisms.

by Laura Jade Hindes