Composed of cast silicone fingers, I wanted touch to be the focus of this piece. Connection has been mediated by technology and I think the juxtaposition of running one’s own fingers through a bed of synthetic imitators is an inviting illustration of our reality.This experience may evoke larger narratives such as overpopulation and the use of genetically modified foods needed to sustain population. In genetic engineering, DNA splicing between different species is standard. The result in identity also interests me, what is this new ‘object’, what exists, and what has been lost?
Below, Concept sketch.
Drawing, Charcoal, 3×4 feet