Isolating a single specimen of a wheat plant, made uncanny through unexpected attributes and details, Meta-Evolution is a meditation on the notion of transformation embodied within and beyond nature. The sculpture questions the assumption that evolution is a purely biological process, and reflects on the theory that all aspects of human existence are driving forces of evolution, from science and technology to the arts and religion. The work considers how the formidable biological principles of evolution can be combined with theories such as quantum physics to produce a richer model for networked transformation.
Developed with the assistance of systems biologist Dr. Peter Schaap and Niels Zondervan of Wageningen University.
Metaevolution, 2014, Mixed Media, 140 x 45 x 45 cm. Inquiry︎