Big things have small beginnings

“The very definition of the real has become: that of which it is possible to give an equivalent reproduction…The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced: that is, the hyperreal…which is entirely in simulation”.

Baudrillard. Simulations. 1983

These works are formed from one of Leonardo’s anatomical drawings (the embryo), the colours sourced from printer symbols (CMYB), and ash pigment paint created from burnt DNA code. They evoke the ‘star child’ image from the Stanley Kubrick movie 2001 a space odyssey, however no rebirth or awakening is intended in these work, more the notion of replication of artificial life and a disappearance of rebirth and awakening. At the works’ core is the conceptuality of  simulation and simulacra of life and the loss of humanness.