Art_work

Momento 18
Natura Stupet
The Pleasure Hunters
Newtonism for Ladies

Natura Stupet explores Eden as a quixotic construct, both abstracted and romanticised, driven by colonising impulses, and overshadowed by the threat of exploitation and ultimately expulsion. 

Current space exploration exists as a search for life, for oxygen, for water, for chlorophyll. The green cargo in the work is ambiguous, it could either be scientific samples taken or specimens intended as part of a new colonial propagation effort. Despite all uncertainties and improbabilities, we allow ourselves to be drawn in and become witness to yet another extravaganza of speculation. 

Exhibition

Blue Oyster Gallery Dunedin
Perspex, plastic, stickers, 2005
blueoyster.org.nz/exhibitions/natura-stupet/