half-life

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“The vitrification of materials is a common occurrence at sites of great calamity, and this transformation of organic material into something 'other' has informed the creation of these pieces. I am also interested in the preservative nature of this sudden change of state, such as the premature fossilisation of Pompeii or the encapsulation of lifeforms in tree sap, there is a fascinating beauty in disaster“

 

Vessel Gallery presents Half-Life by glass artist Elliot Walker. Tackling themes such as abandonment, radiation and environmental catastrophe, Walker will be challenging our

ideas and perceptions of the world around us.

 

Unashamedly apocalyptic, Half-life is an exploration of the 'post event’, the uninhabited world as a result of what not only could happen but what may also be left behind.

 

Though not didactic in nature, Walker’s art works will be investigating his fear and distrust of nuclear power and its imagined disastrous consequences, something he views as

the epitome of our inexorable modernisation.

 

What will be the repercussions on having opened Pandora’s box? On our food, our environment and our genetic future?

selection

Still life with fruit

42-32-28cm

The Banquet

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Half-life exhibition

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