The artist's latest series of drawings celebrate insects as highly efficient protein convertors. Inspired by Ernst Häckel's natural art forms, illustrated patterns are produced to resemble an amplified microscopic view of the insects. Small details explode into gigantic visuals. In drawing attention to the intricacies of the insect, one's eyes are opened to the beauty of a creature that is not only overlooked, but often reviled.
Penelope Kupfer's exhibition is a contemplative and meditative research into the concept of food through the pretext of a polemic dish: insects. The idea behind the artist's drawings is that eating choices are also the manifestation of an anxiety related to immortality. Eating is the wish to perpetuate one's existence.
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