Aristolochia liliales // Invading Pelican, Toxicity: An invading, parasitic species with carnivorous appetites, 2020, Bisqueware, roving wool, wax, latex, fabric, hand sewn and a set of three, 12 x 5 in.
In folklore, an unknown traveler appeared on the blackest of nights, peddling wares. Among the items, a small piece of greenery sprouted; roots and soil wrapped in a piece of cloth, tied with string. The peddler dissuaded it’s purchase with a dripping grin. Entranced with the ominous purchase, a small child began the walk home as behind, the traveler dissipated into the blackest of shadows. The seedling was the bearer of a parasite, buried deep within the roots. With the planting of the seedling came the parasite’s invasion of all surrounding flora; mutating and altering biological functions.Those who came from this town, believe it was a spirit of mischief that brought the parasite bearing seedling.