Collages of found objects with magnifying glasses showcasing the beauty and fragility of insects
In nature, dead insects vanish rapidly in the food chain. They end up eaten by birds, frogs and fishes. Nature morte exhibits a broken food chain where dead insects (as well as some insect eaters) are shown embalmed by a mortician and placed on silk and satin in lavishly furnished coffins or alternatively in cheap cardboard boxes.
The small coffins are made of former jewelry boxes, eyeglass cases and other packages of branded luxury items. In the exhibition, the coffins are presented solemnly protected by vitrines hanging from ceiling so that the corpses of the insects meet the eye level.
Tuula Närhinen (Visual artist, DFA) UNIARTS, Helsinki