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The New Miasma: Martin So

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digital collage of a moth on abstract green and rust background

Artist Statement

Artist Name: Martin So

Title: After Moth

Medium: Digital collage

Year: 2020


Artist Statement:

The moth, an insect once hatched will have only a short time to live. Some moths have the ability to consume food, but most are hatched with no proboscis—unlike humans, with our lust and demands, they exist solely to reproduce and that’s it. It is to me both fascinating and romantic. Nature always has its particular way, everything dies after giving birth to new life. Moths contain a poignancy about nature. In this work, the moth is surrounded by trees, a representation of nature itself, with rusted metal of the anthropocene beneath.