LARVAE BY JAMEY MORRILL (Art New England, November/December 2012)
In Providence-based Jamey Morrill’s latest installation, plastic transforms from mere polymer into a cocoon of industry.
Trapped under white monofilament, bright green plastic bottles cling together, becoming a shapeless organic compound transcending any shallow interpretation of pollution’s effects on our planet.
When asked to describe the soft sculpture, Morrill remains reticent, but offers a Darwinian-like comment, “The Larvae forms are odd yet strangely beautiful. In our culture, mass production of products appears similar to the reproductive strategy of insects, where risk and cost are spread thin as gossamer over may to ensure the advancement of a few.”