Thanks to everybody who made it to the Terra Obscura show last weekend, and thanks to The Upper 600s for inviting me to take part!
Here's what I contributed:
Mixed media sculpture and wood puzzle
For this piece I was inspired by bowerbirds and cordyceps (look them up...they're both really interesting. If you've seen the BBC/Discovery Channel series "Planet Earth," you might be familiar with them). I liked the idea of a bird building and decorating a structure to be an attractive host for a potential mate, while at the same time that bird is a host to a parasitic fungus.
By the way, the bird's "nest" is a cool wood puzzle that I thought would be the perfect thing for the bird to perch on.
Here are more photos:
WIP shot, for scale
Here are a couple pictures (courtesy of the lovely Giselle Limtao) of my piece installed in the actual gallery space. I added some dried up flowers and whatnot to the bird's nest. You can also get a glimpse of my shiny new business cards:
This piece is still for sale, so if you're interested, send me an email (juliancallos @ gmail)!