In the 'Perspective' exhibition at Craft Victoria as part of the Craft Cubed Festival now!
Entropical Kingdom Pendant
Perspex, Sterling silver, cubic Zirconia, Ruby Crystal, Silk Thread
The ruins of an ancient kingdom are pushed and pulled by the elements and time.
Humans throughout history have manipulated the earth’s surface and its strata to construct walls, roofs, gates and fences in order to separate civilisation and nature.
Here, plants and crystalline growths have intruded upon a human made form or fortress, they have become inseparable and the landscape is reclaims these forms in their altered state.
There is an entropic force at work, a pull towards a chaos that is metamorphic and evolutionary.(1)
The ruin becomes a liminal location, an in-between place, a fringe, where the boundaries between nature and human structures are blurred and the forces of decay and growth are at work.
(1)Sky, Alison&Smithson, Robert. Entropy Made Visible, Interview with Robert Smithson. Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.Berkeley and Los Angeles, California; London, England