Live Fast, Die Often

Artist's Statement

Live Fast, Die Often

Unfurling, morphing, mutating: A life flowing through us.

Our bodies are not our own but a beautiful kaleidoscope of parts. A constant crumpling and unfurling assemblage swirling together from the past, present and future. From our family lineage, to primate ancestors, to the multiplicity of microbes and plants who metabolise sunlight and make each breath possible – we are the sum of all of these interconnected parts. We inherit the breath and life from all that have gone before us; our atoms having animated those that preceded us.

As we tinker with biology in search of progress, colonise space and create new bodies adapted to living in a climate hostile to our current form, the evolutions and mutations that may arise in the not-so-distant future are a wondrous unknown. A fascination for these infinite possibilities drives this body of work. Each is in a limbo of metamorphosis, as if peering through the looking glass of the cocoon in transformation, their bodies in the midst of a journey travelling between lives, between worlds.