… a harbinger of death and a herald of change
Crown of Thorns
Crown of Thorns is a work about death and change. Like an exoskeleton or a chrysalis, only a skin remains after the creature’s metamorphosis.
The Seaweed Tepee at MONA is dedicated to providing a discussion on invasive species. Inside, the dark figure Crown of Thorns hangs beneath a galaxy of long spined sea urchins – one of many species currently invading Tasmania’s waters.
The work originates from Hekate, the Ancient Greek Goddess who represented the death at the end of a cycle. Unearthed as skeletal remains with a starry Crown of Thorns she is again a harbinger of death and herald of change.
As a cone hanging inside a cone the work becomes the ringing part of a giant bell…
‘wake up… things are changing’.