Joshua McCarty,  An Oyster, Cracked Open  (2013)

Joshua McCarty, An Oyster, Cracked Open (2013)

 
Christo,   Big Air Package     (2010-13)

Christo, Big Air Package (2010-13)

Sandro Boticelli,   The Birth of Venus     (c. 1486)

Sandro Boticelli, The Birth of Venus (c. 1486)

 

The Oyster, in Eight Manifolds 

A mollusk filters the ocean while crossing the borders of biology, art, philosophy, and food.

β€œIn addition to its architectural aesthetics of the outside shell, the skills to become a stone, and ability to produce the pearl, the oyster is also food. Upon forcibly opening it, all that is contained within is a small ugly lump, unrecognizable as any living thing. It has no mouth, no eyes, no recognizable organs; it is just a folded chunk of organic matter.”

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Nik Kosieradzki (collaboration with writing)
Will Scarlett (assistance with photographs)