Wall sculpture. Clay, slips and glazes. Size variable.
Natural and alien collide in Kwong’s biomorphic sculptural composition “KERMES”, the artist uncovering a world of creatures that seem to defy earthly bounds but which are heavily inspired by and indebted to the remarkable forms of microbiology. “KERMES” has a curious rearing movement upwards, the form finding remarkably and affectively personable countenance with the most minimal of details, and single skin forming an unbroken surface on which violet pink glazes sit. The creature’s artifice of personality, strange unreality, and overall elegance in form play upon the viewers inquisitiveness — reminiscent the vivid colours used as a warning for toxicity or danger in wildlif Stoneware, glaze, Hand Built.