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#TProcess: It takes eight weeks for the artist Kathleen Ryan (@katieryankatieryan) to fabricate one of her massive, moldy fruits made from #gemstones. While each gem — darkly striated emerald-green malachite, milky iridescent opal, smoky quartz — is itself hard and lustrous, together they simulate colonies of fuzzy mold, particularly the common fungus known as green rot (Penicillium digitatum). “The sculptures are beautiful and pleasurable, but there’s an ugliness and unease that comes with them,” Ryan says. This one is called "Sour Sparkle" (2019). Video @jordantaylorfuller.
Oversized sculptures of mould-covered fruit – their encroaching fungal growth simulated with translucent precious and semi-precious stones (like malachite, opal and smoky quartz) pinned to painted foam forms by artist Kathleen Ryan.
More of her work here.