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.
The environment reveals an unexpected intimacy, exposing it’s interior through transparent portals. This delicate space feels calmer, more comforting, yet disorienting. This space reveals the artists’ hand, the delicate seams and air channels in view. There is a shared vulnerability between the artist, the viewer and the landscape.
From the outside looking in.
From the inside.
All images from the installation Erupture: My microscopic Life-cycle, created for the Arvada Center’s show Unbound.