These felt sculptures are inspired by microscopic photos of viruses. Niki was inspired to provoke the discourse about the dichotomous relationship between function and form. Their looks and what they do evoke the opposite scale of our emotions. On one hand they look cute, colourful and in this medium even cuddly. On the other hand they can cause a lot of discomfort, their impact could have long term effect on our health, and in certain instances their invasion could just kill us.
Good looking. Not good.
The pieces have been currated for
-Pattern, 2013 DCCoI exhibition, Dublin
-West Coat Art Festival, 2014 Sligo
-Common Ground 2014, Dublin
-H is for Hope solo exhibition 2015, Dublin