Sculpture, 6 x 6 x 10 inch
Immortal is an organic time-based sculpture, which combines succulent plants and plastic doll bodies. After being sprayed into the same skin color, the succulents and plastics seem to live as one and share an illegible look that is both organic and chemical. Yet as time passed, the illusion of coexistence does not live long, while the fresh plant starts to dry and decay and the plastic stays the same. Even the succulent has strong vitality that could retain water in arid climates or soil conditions, the chemical spray paint layer blocks its breath and accelerates its death. Immortal presents an arguable conversation between the industrialized immortal and the contaminative organics, which implies the crisis of living beings under the over-industrialized and over-technological society. It questions the trend of the fact that technology develops faster than culture, as well as the illusion that humans are able to coexist with the technology they “produced” while keeping the right of control.