Apocalyptic fracture

Bone china, black clay, ceramic shards, glass, glaze

A chemical waste environment, an apocalyptic vision – the skeletal insect has emerged as the living dead. Apocalyptic fracture flips the common idea that insects are inconsequential to human life, depicting a Neopasiphae simplicior (endangered native Australian bee) as the ‘soul’ survivor of apocalyptic environmental destruction. The insect embodies the living dead because of the saturated meaning and process behind the ‘burn out’. It is the remnant form that remains after plant matter is coated in clay and incinerated. This form is ghostly and shell-like, simultaneously evoking traces of a life and loss.

Emerging category

by Mahala Hill