KATE MACDOWELL, PLEASE GIVE US A PRESENT!

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Is there a fine line between beauty and the grotesque?

The answer to this question is the quest of US artist Kate MacDowell, who creates sculptures that play with life and death. With her delightful works of art she expresses and criticises the current environmental catastrophe caused by climate change and pollution. As such, sometimes with a comic touch and some other times with a gruesome one, we discover her world of decaying animal corpses and anthropomorphism. These unique specimens are worth displaying in crystal boxes. We aren’t too sure whether she succeeds or not in bringing about awareness to her cause but what is certain is that she does have a true talent in making eccentric works of art that a lot of people would dream of having displayed in their living rooms.

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