Wood, Wool, Crystals, Steel.
Through the allegories present in the work, I have highlighted the phenomena of Death, Decomposition and Rebirth through the catalyst of crystallisation. To highlight the eternal recurrence of life – energy passes from one form to another; never dying, but instead transcending between incarnations.
Humanity desires to find purpose through the control and imitation of the work of God (natural phenomena), as a means of surpassing the limitations set upon humanity. They do this in order to ‘transcend’ – to become surrogate for, and eclipse, the creator. Thus in turn, they become able to control their own existence.
This notion of control is manifest (in the work) by the installation of a cold, steel cage – a product of man’s ingenuity in harnessing energy, exerted over a spiritually traditional form of resurrection – The Lightning Bolt. Symbolically an act of God, and the spark of life in Mary Shelley’s novel ‘Frankenstein’; it destroys, but also creates life (in the form of fire or an electrical impulse; galvanism).