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Drawings and ceramics

Caroline's work look like organic life forms and explore the common structures that unite human anatomy and the plant world. The idea is to re-situate humans in nature through biomorphism or geomorphism. The deltas of rivers or the branches of trees have a similar design to the vascular system. “Man a plant” replaces “man a machine” as the dominant metaphor. French eighteenth century philosopher, de la Mettrie, in his essay L’Homme Plante (less well known than his other essay L’Homme Machine) describes in a very poetic way the similarity between humans and plants and is a source of inspiration for Caroline's current work.

"There is in our species, as in plants, a main root and capillary roots. The lumbar reservoir and the thoracic canal form the former and the veins the latter. The same uses and the same functions are found in both. These roots carry food through the whole extent of the organized body."

Julien Offray de La Mettrie, Oeuvres Philosophiques, 1751.

Ceramic heart
Ceramic heart
35 cm high
Heart
Heart
50x70 cm
Heart detail
Heart detail
60x60cm
Brain ceramic
Brain ceramic
30 cm high
Neurons, ink on paper
Neurons, ink on paper
30x15cm
Brain
Brain
70x50 cm
Lungs
Lungs
70x50 cm
Ceramic lungs
Ceramic lungs
50 cm
Kidneys
Kidneys
50x70 cm
Mushroom
Mushroom
20x45 cm

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