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“Bad Fruit”: beautifully bejeweled rotting fruit sculptures by Kathleen Ryan

Creator's alternative name: Katie Ryan. Main creator's skill(s): fine art; installation; plastic arts; sculpture. Nationality: American. Base: New York City, United States. Work title: Bad Fruit. Main thematic(s) and/or subject(s) in this/these work(s): rotting fruits; fuzzy mold; fungus; allegories for sexuality; decadence; the cycle of life; and the beautiful and the grotesque. Main style(s) and/or art reference(s) applied: , , , , . Main medium(s) used: darkly striated emerald-green malachite; milky iridescent opal; precious stones; semi-precious stones; smoky quartz. More information: Website Instagram Hat tip: The New York Times Designboom

The sculptures are beautiful and pleasurable, but there’s an ugliness and unease that comes with them. (…) They’re not just opulent, there’s an inherent sense of decline built into them, which is also something that’s happening in the world: The economy is inflating, but so is wealth inequality, all at the expense of the environment.

Kathleen Ryan via The New York Times
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Curated by Leandro Lima

CEO-founder of Flooxia. A Brazil-based amateur fine art photographer, among other things, who loves visual arts, nature, science, and innovative technologies.

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