Kaitie Chan

Species: Unknown

Species: Unknown
Cast bronze
2020

Whenever I step outside, I always find a form in nature that intrigues me, whether it is dead or alive. Fungi have a never-ending range of shapes, sizes, patterns, and colors. Some appear to be intricately designed cage-like structures, some are gorgeous and flow like ball gown dresses, and some are so unusual that they look like they belong on an alien planet. Although fungi are live organisms, they are usually found thriving on a dead tree or animal. In this piece, I am capturing the energies of different fungi and using contrasting features to create three different free-standing bronze sculptures. Some of the contrasting features include growth and decay, structure and disorder, organic and man-made. These three species have slowly sprung with life and started to grow into their own unique forms throughout the process.

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