A L I E N

AUSTRALIA

2022 

HELLO

COLLABORATION:

@hello.elena

@hello.chelsart

Once I was scuba diving, and this event had an astonishing effect on me. I experienced something very new: still being on Earth, I got into a completely different world with different physical laws. I realized at the level of feelings that the Earth is completely another place for sea creatures than for those who live on land.

 

I felt a similar effect in some way when I discovered artworks co-created by Australian nature and artist Chelsea. Being inhabitants of the same planet, we form completely different ideas about what is ordinary and what is outlandish just because we live on different continents with different natural conditions.

 

Photos from @hello.chelsart's Instagram

Australian nature gives birth to flowers of extraordinary beauty, which leave behind seedpods of bizarre shapes. Chelsea turns them into alien objects with the help of color. In my turn, I transformed the combination of terrestrial and alien, nature and human into an artificial plane, creating four art objects using stained glass, solder, ceramics, brass, and plexiglass. Now, these objects feel great in the local cold climate, reflecting alien Australia for me.

#1

INCEPTION

stained glass | solder | brass

#2

DIVERSITY

stained glass | solder | brass

#3

TROPHY / the vase

stained glass | solder | brass | ceramics | glaze

#4

ALIEN LEVITATION

stained glass | solder | brass | plexiglass