Venice Biennale – Man a plant


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.