As a tribute to nature and its current biodiversity, French artist Stephanie Kilgas gives new life to discarded objects, beautifully covering them with stunning colorful sculptures of corals and fungi. Her creations of organic sculptures on human-made objects, celebrate the beauty of nature in dialogue with humanity. They question the lost balance between human activities and nature.
My work is an ode to life. I use trash, old objects and books onto which I create a vibrant, abounding representation of plants, animals and fungi. This wild encounter of natural forms and bright colors onto human-made objects come to life in my sculptural and pictorial work. Humans are a part of nature, which we often like to forget, creating an artificial barrier of tar between us and the mud. Unfortunately, by destroying our environment so radically, we are destroying ourselves. It is up to us to find an equilibrium between our activities, and our desire to thrive intellectually and culturally, without completely eradicating our very home. With my choice of bold and vibrant colors, I offer a cheerful post-apocalyptic world. While I talk about a heavy subject, the disastrous impact of human activities, I also wish that people leave my work with a feeling of happiness and hope, and keep fighting. In the end, through my work, I would like to provoke wonder of the living while questioning the status quo of our current societies.Stephanie Kilgast