Cellular Culture is a sculptural work exploring the nature of collectivity as it effects human existence. Human beings are social creatures, and when we aggregate into groupings we form formally invisible but functionally concrete structures of status, occupation, relation and power.
This sculpture uses the metaphor of cellular mitosis to both depict human groupings as cells and also their replication, cumulative reordering, and offering a gestalt view on the human condition where the human is considered not simply as an individual but as an organic part of a larger macrosocial process.
RESEARCH | EXHIBITION
Seperating a complex detailed image into three layers, and using thermal wax printing to apply these to acetate substrates, the linework for this piece is acheived through the use of negative space in which the lighting from behind shines through the gaps in printing to form the image.
The layers were cut so as to expose each sequential layer of information beneath, illustrating replication over time.
This approach gives a sense of depth, and also due to the incrementally reduced transmission of light, the deeper one looks into the piece the brighter it becomes.