Adriane Colburn, Forest for the Trees, 2010. Paper, ink jet prints, aluminium, steel, ink, paint. Building a set of hanging terraria out of emphatically man-made materials like steel, aluminum, and paper, artist Adriane Colburn made this work in an effort to isolate the effects and pitfalls of human efforts to contain and commodify natural processes.
South Korean artist Seung-Hwan Oh's "Impermanence" depicts "the visual result of the symbiosis between film matter and organic matter." He takes developed portrait photos and immerses them in water containing microbes, sometimes for a year or more. The microbes cause the silver halides to destabilize, at which point he makes these stunning digital scans.
Foucalt's Pendulum, paperback book eaten by termites in Bali. Photograph by Rosamond Purcell 1996 #decay #books #photography Bookworm: The Art of Rosamond Purcell http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1593720238/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8=1789=9325=1593720238=as2=liberalsprink-20