The Horseshoe Crab
Horseshoe crab 1 Polyester Resin 260cm Copy 1 - The Horseshoe Crab

Horseshoe Crab

2014

Polyester resin, velvet flock

260 cm

What can we learn from the horseshoe crab, a creature that has remained unchanged for around 450 million years? By creating an outsized bright pink velvet sculpture, the artist poses the question: what makes a species so successful in terms of deep time and how can these organisms survive the world’s greatest cataclysms and mass extinctions?

Horseshoe crab 2 What can we learn 1 - The Horseshoe Crab
Horseshoe Crab 3 Pink on black - The Horseshoe Crab

What can we learn from them and add to our own capability to adapt to environmental change, and how do we need to transform ourselves so as to avoid our own destruction as a species?

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