Cocoon

Description

This installation is inspired by the theory developed by Richard Wrangham which argues that the discovery of fire, and therefore the ability to cook, allowed for the human brain to evolve since it allowed for us to easily digest our food and thus expend our energy on brain development. The central brain-like ¨cocoon¨ was created by a single clay strand that was 6 meters long – the same length of the human intestine. Each length of the following cocoon is shorter according to phi ratios. When approaching the installation, one can discover a glass insert that grows inside each piece.iece.

Date

2016

Type

Ceramic, flameworked borosilicate glass, black sand, paracord.