Hybrid ’08 – ’09

As with many I have recently become very familiar with environmental issues affecting global societies. Human intervention is complicit in this process. I have specifically referenced genetic modification, regarding it as one of the most insidious methods employed to disrupt nature’s order.

Having accumulated an assortment of natural forms and materials based on their intrinsic characteristics I have created assemblages, mainly brooches which appear as replications of these organic forms yet are not quite as they appear.

The process of casting has enabled me to cultivate new species or hybrid types by means of clever amalgamation. A section of indigenous wood has been modified to incorporate insect claws which often grasp a piece of coloured stone or glass.

Counterfeit and deceptive, any recognition is but mistaken identity.

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