14 Count Aida fabric, cotton and polyester embroidery thread, 11cm x 44.5cm; 20cm x 25cm; 12.5cm x 23cm, 2021
This series of cross-stitched fruits simultaneously subverts an age old craft while articulating memento mori for the non-human world. The still life genre, considered lowly during the 17th century because of its lack of human subjects, is elevated here to emphasise the material world’s agency and vibrancy. This is explicitly evident in the rich and often garish colour combinations. By way of converting such iconic foods of home communal areas into mutated pointillistic tapestry, ultimately human-centric actions of negligence are foregrounded.
Rotting Fruit Still Life (Apples, Bananas, Oranges) was initially presented as part of The Noisebringer’s exhibition Is The New Punk at the gallery Analix Forever in Geneva, Switzerland from May 3rd to 9th, 2021. You can experience the digital version of the exhibition Is The New Punk at this link.