Je suis méducé

Je suis Méducé ( I’m astonished, Ik sta versteld).

The saddest story of a shipwreck is depicted trough Theodore Gericault (1818) in his The raft of the Medusa. From despair to false hope. An image that has not lost its topicality even today.


Phase 1: Making a raft of clay connected with jute and a construction-build-up of moss. Remains of objects and objects modelled from colored Fumo clay have been applied in it.
Phase 2: The image is taken over by mycelium that will crawl over and through it for the next five days. A process that I will follow closely. Tuesday I’m going to slowly expose it to temperatures in the kiln to stop the growing process. This creates a final sculpture or template for phase 3, if necessary. Fingers crossed

A raft of ceramic rolls, iron nails, jute, mycelium, dried moss, little toysmade of Fumo clay / minidoll dress textile cotton, black ecoline, shellac, spray paint. Mycelium stops growing when heated in an oven.

Interest? Kunstschakel@gmail.com

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