I like the idea of spending hours meticulously crafting something that most people think of as ruined. I think mold is physically beautiful and conceptually fascinating, but often it is hard to look past the disgust and disappointment we feel when we discover it has ruined the food we were counting on for lunch, our concerns about health, or even just the smell.

The act of putting so much thought and labor into something implies value, prompting the viewer to explore past their initial response. Curiosity over how mimicry is constructed draws people closer to something they would normally flinch away from.

White Bread Slice With Mold I

dimensions
4.4"x4"x0.5"
materials
clay, acrylic paint, flocking, cotton
date
2020
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