Pre-Post-Human Botany

A series of sculptural models of imagined organisms
from the decade right before human extinction. 

All of the sculptures from this series are slowly but surely decaying due to their materials.
They were the first pieces I made with clay and latex and they each represent a milestone in the development of my sculptural method.

Their skin will start cracking,
allowing their flesh to escape its holster
and expose their metal skeleton, leaving it to rust.

They are to be thought of as beautiful buquets of flowers:
One day they are vibrant and perky, 
the next they turn brown and fall apart.
Alas they will be no more.
Nothing should last forever.

The fragility of their materials symbolises
the fragility of the ecosystems they are representing.

✖ = Fully decomposed
(✖) = Partly decomposed