HUMIFUSE

Photo by Juan Manuel Fernandez

Laser cut acrylic, 3D print, wood, and steel hardware
2014
Installed at Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago
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Flora spreads its growth where possible, only limited by conditions favorable to survival. These same organisms are often transplanted to new environments for purely aesthetic reasons. Oftentimes vegetation is manipulated for excessive control of crop output and reproduction. The concept of invasive species is also frequently used to create limitations for transplantation.
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Ultimately, human desire for dominance usurps the natural abilities of biological growth. In “HUMIFUSE”, this stance is visualized through the imaging, segmentation, and cutting of an organic form. Using artificial materials and mathematical rationale, an identifiable organism is transposed to a fully controlled form.

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