Erupture: My microscopic Life-cycle.
An inflatable installation for the Arvada Center’s Unbound.
The surreal landscape pulses with struggle: my erupture is bursting, spilling, vomiting, and disintegrating. Debris is scattered across the landscape: spilled from split and bursting forms, but the process and the purpose is unclear.
The forms are inspired by microscopic images of nature. A variety of enlarged parasitic fungus and other plant life are present. These fungus must harm other plants to survive, bursting open to release their spores. This seemingly violent action is a necessary part of their life-cycle.
The arrangement recalls dioramas from natural history museums, with large groupings of forms stretching along the edges of the gallery.