The Influence of Aesthetics On Ethics Demonstrated in a Spider Eating a Butterfly

Mixed Media

The Influence of Aesthetics on Ethics Demonstrated in a Spider Eating a Butterfly is a mixed media and sound installation incorporating living butterfly chrysalises and spiders.  During the exhibition butterflies hatch and are eaten by spiders within the terrarium.  The work comments on how  aesthetics and cultural values influence our engagement with different organisms.

PROJECT DETAILS

Mixed media

The Influence of Aesthetics on Ethics comments on how cultural narratives and associations influences human value systems. 
COMPLETED: 2011
MATERIALS: Live Plants, Perspex, Live Spiders, Live Butterfly Chrysalises, Plaster, Epoxy, Bone, Moss, Live Plants, Sound, Hair, Clay, Ceramic, Glass, Taxidermy Insects
CLASSIFICATION: Mixed Media Installation


 
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