Various friends and enemies

Sculpture & Objects


Highly Commended

Ceramic, 91cm x 115cm x 8cm
‘Various friends and enemies’, 2013, originates from my research into early scientific illustrations of parasites, drawn by hand, using microscopes, before the invention of photography. Also I’ve been reading more recent accounts of them by Carl Zimmer in ‘Parasite Rex’ published in 2001. I’m fascinated by their resourcefulness, prevalence, variety and our general fear and disgust of them.

by Angela Valamanesh