Lana Thymian

Bronze.

Our desire to habituate and control all that is found rather than created by us leads us to alter, destroy or attempt to eternalise. Historically bronze has been a cultural marker of decadence and power, being a medium reserved for classical portraits and religious monuments. When we deem an object worthy of a material we are tying a level of importance to it. The seemingly inconsequential fragments of life in the form of decaying wood which my work presents, have been elevated in importance, perhaps to the status of a human. Yet they are a part of the constant appropriation of nature to our will which unfolds in the modern day. They are a replication of what is real in a similar way to how humanity has intersected with the natural environment and forever altered its existence.