Later that night, I held an atlas in my lap, ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered: ‘Where does it hurt?’. It answered: ‘Everywhere. Everywhere. Everywhere.’ – Warsan Shire
This sculpture is based on the concept of a Fabergé egg. Our world is in pain. Our avarice and superficiality have led us to disregard that which nurtures and supports us. Our collective consciousness has led to the systemic destruction of the planet.
The sphere represents different layers of earth and is loosely based on the seven deadly sins, yet in a more modern context: apathy, cruelty, duplicity, hypocrisy, false morality, abuse of power and cultivated ignorance.
The artist hopes to convey a captivating, beautiful object that, when it is opened, reveals desolation.
The intention is to encourage the realization that we surround ourselves with all that feeds on our craving.
The very fabric of our world is tearing apart: health, society, environment, our connection with one another… And yet we continue hurting, hurting, hurting…