Leah Hardy

Employing insect-inspired forms which become metaphors for the present human condition, my current works are narrative and contemplative in nature. These stories illustrate personal inquiry into social behavior, ethics and, most recently, politics. Fragmented, altered with mechanical elements or re-contextualized, these life forms reference our fascination with immortality and desire with the underlying yearning to connect, communicate and gain insight.

Fabricated and hydraulic-pressed brass and copper, vitreous enamel, patina, wood, epoxy putty, deer hair, plastic, micro hardware
15.5" x 28" x 5"