Friday, 25 February 2011

Swarm by Tessa Farmer


The most impressive thing I saw at the Saatchi Gallery in London today was the installation by Tessa Farmer called Swarm. She creates extremely dynamic miniatures of characters she calls "fairies" that resemble skeletal alien forms, and her work showcases their predatorial invasion on insects, birds and mammals (her work was previous shown at the Natural History Museum).

I love the fact that the scale of things make this installation like a unique fantasy world where insects are preyed on and it is just fascinating staring at this animated set up. There is just so much going on, you can spend a long time admiring the detail and letting your imagination run wild, can conjure up stories and narratives of what is going on. 

Check out some of of the fantastic close ups below:

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