Lara Greene

  Formation

 

This work consists of five head casts in thick black metal foil of myself and most of my closest family:  my mother, father, aunt and one of my sisters. These fragile haunting casts were set upon thin stalks like dried wrinkled shells of seed pods.  Inside the dark space of the heads are small double-side ink drawings of anatomical parts of a human foetus.  These drawings are not obvious, some look more like plant forms than human. When a button is activated the images spin around and a tiny light shines on them. The result is a flickering image that appears curiously three dimensional.  

This piece is about the process of creation and potential as well as the way that birth and death are interlocked.  The work reflects upon the way that we are organisms that grow and are shaped by our genetics and contact with our family, yet despite the fixed state of our ‘nature’  the power of thought or intention can make something new come into reality.   

 

Formation, Lara Greene

 

 

Formation, Lara Greene

 

 

Formation, Lara Greene

 

 

Formation, Lara Greene

 

 

Formation, Lara Greene

 

 

Formation, Lara Greene