As humans one of our most primal desires is for self-preservation, and due to new technologies we are able to postpone the course of nature both medically and cosmetically. Because of the possibilities that come with developing technologies, our relationship to death and decay has become further removed. I wanted to explore what happens when we lose our control and cannot stop nature. I often use organic materials to explore human nature and for this project I used rotting fruit because of its connotations with the Vanitas genre, playing with the paradox of the attraction and seduction felt towards the colour and texture and discomfort experienced when meaning and material is discovered.
Naomi Goddard • Marton Gosztonyi • Phil Hather • Chris Hill • Jessica Manning • Cian Oba-Smith • Ameena Rojee • Sophie Teasdale • Charley Williams • Ross Williams • Dan Wye •