‘Fruiting Bodies’ by Stéphanie Kilgast
Artist: Stéphanie Kilgast
Title: ‘Fruiting Bodies’
Medium: Mixed media on reclaimed book
Dimensions: 7″ x 4.3″ x 4.7″
Year of Creation: 2022
Artwork Will Ship From: France
About the Artwork:
“FRUITING BODIES features a bunch of mushrooms and slime told growing out of a curled up book. The sculpted nature is in shades of purple, and orange.
Our era has never had such free and easy access to knowledge. Yet it is also a time of fake news and bigotry. Knowledge seems to be discarded for stupidity or financial gains. Science is discredited by conspiracy theories. But without knowledge and the will to learn and understand, we can’t form intelligent opinions and decisions. There is cognitive dissonance between our scientific advancement and how our societies function and evolve.
This series is a branch of my ‘discarded objects’ series.” – Stéphanie Kilgast
About the Artist:
Inspired by natural forms, Stéphanie Kilgast’s artwork is an ode to nature and its current biodiversity. Plants, mushrooms, insects and other animals encounter in a vibrant swirl of colors under her brush or sculpting tools.
Since 2017, in her series “Discarded Objects”, she grows colorful organic sculptures on manufactured objects, celebrating the beauty of nature in a dialogue with humanity, questioning the lost balance between human activities and nature.
Her work has a cheerful post apocalyptic feel to it, a reassuring reminder that nature has the capacity to grow back, if we only let it.
Her work has been exhibited in North America, Asia, Australia and Europe.
French, born in 1985, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, currently resides in Vannes, France.