© 2018 Marynes Avila

Ancestry

 

Bronze, glass, stainless steel, sand; 10 Units; dimensions variable                                                                                                                    

‘Ancestry’ investigates the use of multiples in the public domain by establishing tension between the natural world and the artificial. These 10 units emulate a series of Wollemi Pine cuttings disconnected from their original environment and immortalized in bronze. It makes reference to the duality of the species being both a living fossil and a commercialized domestic product. The public artwork creates a narrative where the complexities of globalization, consumption, mass production, cloning, manipulation and preservation co-exist.

 

Yarra Sculpture Gallery Artist Residency

Project supported by the City of Yarra

2012