Specimen Sample #79 and more art by Melissa Procter

Specimen Sample #79, 2021
9 x 9 cm (h x w)
GBP 40
aluminium foil
steel scouring pad
emulsion paints

Specimen Sample #79, is made from a combination of household items, such as a sponge, which I have then covered in Modroc and subsequently painted a delicious bright pink using domestic emulsion paint. The piece manages to maintain a precarious position where it appears simultaneously organic and synthetic, edible, and inedible, familiar, and otherworldly. It evokes several things all at once, and yet gives nothing away. Seductive and appealing with its tactile surface and viscous colour; yet also slightly alien and odd. Could this be a sample from the near future where the boundaries between natural and artificial have become so blurred, that this new hybrid matter exists?

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