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Man a plant

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(2007)

These ceramic pieces 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 describes in a very poetic way the similarity between humans and plants and is a source of inspiration for my current work.