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Caroline Rothwell Symbiosis (bluebeard orchid)

hyrdrostone, canvas, paint, epoxy glass, stainless steel, wood, hardware

213 x 60 cm

Symbiosis (bluebeard orchid) is a sculpture influenced by the endemic bluebeard orchid and 19th-century botanical models made by Brendel, a German company. The sculpture supports elements of 21st-century infrastructure and grows avaricious tongues. The work points to the Symbiocene, a future where man-made systems attempt to align with nature, rather than overpower it.

Caroline Rothwell, 2020