Animal - The Other Side of Evolution Sculpture by Ana Rajcevic

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Animal The Other Side of Evolution
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum exhibition view
Animal - The other side of evolution (sculpture)

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Animal - The Other Side of Evolution

Ana Rajcevic


Size: 6.7 W x 18.9 H x 5.5 in

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Sculpture: Fiberglass, Resin, Rubber, polyurethane on Plastic, Other.

2013: Exceptional Talents Award - SEED Organization, University of the Arts, London, UK
2012: Project of the Year Award - International Talent Support, Italy
2012: Best Design Award - Best Project 2012, University of the Arts, London, UK

The project is grounded in a unique visual interpretation of animal anatomy, building upon existing skeleton structures to create a series of sculptural pieces that appear as natural properties of the human body, suggesting strength, power and sensuality. Concepts of mutation and evolution are explored in order to develop a contemporary cross-image of human and animal, an atemporal, supreme creature, beyond past and future.

The goal was to fabricate a collection of 8 pieces of personal adornment that would not be specifically categorized as sculpture or accessories. The idea was to step out of the traditional art context in order to develop a ‘new breed’ of precious objects that can be exhibited both separately on their own and fully attached to the human body.

All of the objects were handcrafted creating multi-part master molds, using gelcoat, fiberglass, resin and silicone rubber.

The pieces perform a double function: they exist as objects attached to the wearer, as well as separate art works, exhibited in gallery spaces. Because of this dual quality they can be considered artefacts in the true sense: objects of desire, rather than just mere adornments.