in the Parable of gravity, Artist Casey Curran ((before) gathers a vast garden of delicate kinetic flowers amid a vast expanse of decay. The vast landscape that can be seen near Seattle MadArt Until April 17th, Curran’s vibrant plant will be positioned on 20 towers made of wooden scaffolding that line the gallery space. The tallest structures, covered with a thick layer of mud, are eight feet high at the outer edge of the installation, where a human-like figure appears to float in the air. The anonymous body is covered in flowers made from laser-cut polyester drawing paper and powered by cranks and small motors.
A modeled hollow aluminum asteroid hangs through the maze of garden lots at the other end of the room 951 GaspraThe first rocky mass people were able to observe in detail thanks to an observation by the Galileo spacecraft in 1991. The imposing sculpture entitled “Anchor of Janus” refers to both the Roman god and the intricate motifs of the Gothic cathedrals and offers a foreboding, catastrophic lens to the otherwise burgeoning garden.
In a statement, Curran explains the confluence of manufactured and organic topics:
This mythological, architectural and astronomical convergence takes into account not only the scientific and spiritual aspects of our connection to the natural world, but also our cultural heritage and the way in which past technological advances affect our lives and experiences to this day. In addition, the reference to Janus recognizes the dual nature of human progress, with all the positive and negative effects it brings.
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