Everything will be fine, 2022

Everything will be fine

Installation view
100 X 100 X  3 cm
39.3 X 39.3 X 1.2 inches
Insects (gold-plated)
The installation Everything will be fine is dedicated to the preservation of the past and the transience of biodiversity and paints a radical but probable picture of a mass extinction, happening largely unnoticed or being ignored. The artwork consists of 500 dead insects preserved and covered in gold to reflect their true value to a functioning ecosystem. Despite its undeniable aesthetics, we are blinded by its fine appearance, for beneath a golden layer lies evidence of what man is willing to sacrifice for the sake of his existence.
However, the memory and proof of their existence, as well as their genetic code, will be encapsulated in their golden tomb, which time cannot harm.
[For this installation, no insects were harmed or killed. Exclusively dead, found specimens were collected]