Amur Leopard – Critically Endangered
Black Rhino – Critically Endangered
Cross River Gorilla – Critically Endangered
Leatherback Turtle – Critically Endangered
South China Tiger – Critically Endangered
Sumatran Elephant – Critically Endangered
Yangtze Finless Porpoise – Critically Endangered
…. the list goes on and on
They are still here, there is still life in them, but we are in danger of losing so much of our beautiful, diverse creation.
It’s our responsibility
(Resin, glow element)
Sea lily (lat. Bourgueticrinida) is a sea animal that lives deep in the ocean. It belongs to the order of crinoids. Crinoidea comes from the Greek word krinon, “a lily”, and eidos, “form“. They are attached to the seabed by a slender stalk and are known as sea lilies.
While other groups of crinoids flourished during the Permian, bourgueticrinids along with other living orders did not appear until the Triassic, following a mass extinction event in which nearly all crinoids died out.
They are animals of a brittle beauty that is usually hidden from human eyes.
When walking through the villages in the Catalonian mountains in summertime one notices airy, see through chains of plastic, strings of beads or little pearls waving in the wind. These “fly curtains” are hanging in the doors of all the small shops- the baker, the butcher, the cheese shop. The vegetable and fruit shop, which sells the owners own produce from the garden and mushrooms gathered in the nearby forest.
How long will they still be there? Will they survive or will they in time give way to big city supermarkets with automatic doors and air-condition?
The transparency and brittleness of the methacrylate suggests their vulnerability, the fragility of their existence. The recycled metal speaks of antiquity and the alabaster tells of the crispiness of the countryside where it was found.
Methacrylate, alabaster, recycled metal (33x23x6cm)