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Bad Fruit: beautifully bejeweled rotting fruit sculptures by Kathleen Ryan

As allegories for sexuality, decadence, and the cycle of life, New York-based artist Kathleen Ryan creates intriguing larger-than-life, rotting fruit sculptures, encrusted with hundreds and hundreds of glass beads and gemstones.

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 Limolive

CEO-founder of Flooxia. A Brazil-based amateur fine art photographer, among other things, who loves visual arts, nature, science, and innovative technologies. You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

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