Mouth of Krishna

  • Mouth of Krishna @ Nuit Blanche 2013
  • Mouth of Krishna @ Nuit Blanche 2013
  • Mouth of Krishna @ Nuit Blanche 2013
  • Mouth of Krishna @ Nuit Blanche 2013
  • Mouth of Krishna @ Nuit Blanche 2013
  • Mouth of Krishna @ Nuit Blanche 2013
  • Mouth of Krishna @ Nuit Blanche 2013
  • Mouth of Krishna @ Nuit Blanche 2013
  • Mouth of Krishna @ Nuit Blanche 2013
  • Mouth of Krishna @ Nuit Blanche 2013
  • Mouth of Krishna @ Unsilent Night 2013
  • Mouth of Krishna @ Unsilent Night 2013

Artist Statement

Humans are part of nature. All of our manifestations of thought, action and being, from demonic to divine, are a piece of the continuum of life. Our efforts to exploit the environment for our own ends is not unique among animals, but the fruits of our labour stand alone. A culmination of human ingenuity has led to the convergence of robotics, nanotechnology and bioengineering. This installation signifies the blinding brilliance and terror that exists at the intersection of these disciplines, as we prepare to merge man and machine.

I aim to draw the public gaze to the realm of science. Here I choose to explore human nature within Nature. Primarily, our curiosity, desire, and propensity to leave thoughtful consideration to arise in the wake of action and consequence.

  • DESCRIPTION OF WORK

    Mouth of Krishna light sculpture

    Fluorescent micrographs of neurons grown from human iPS cells printed on Kozo paper, epoxy, aluminum wire, LED modules. 4’ X 4’ X 2'

    Projections

    Digital animations of nano-engineered structures: motor proteins on microtubules; loperamide crystals. Jason Sharpe and Julian Kirk-Elleker, loperamide crystal and motor protein animations, AXS Studio

  • Story of Krishna

    The story of the mouth of Krishna in Hindu mythology

    One day, the young Hindu god Krishna was found eating dirt by his foster mother. He denied it, so she told him to open his mouth and show her. Believing him to be the simple boy he appeared, she was not prepared for the revelation of his divine form inside his mouth. She was stricken by awe as she witnessed the overwhelming vastness of the cosmos, the frightening and wondrous power of nature and the never-ending forms of countless gods, creatures and all people ever born roiling in the eternal cycle of creation and destruction.