The Baby in Tesla’s Angst was sculpted with Super sculpey , I chose this material because it has a very skin like quality and sculpts as easy as wax. It absorbs the light very well and has a translucency to it which gives a realistic skin-like appearance .
The placenta and the umbilicus cord were made in the same material, though afterwards I gave it a layer of clear slightly flesh tinted psycho paint, to give it a wet look.
The placenta looks stone like, petrified, and not spread out and flat as it would be in real life.
Underneath the placenta is an MP3 player with the sound of a Geiger counter detecting radioactivity
The placenta representing our food source, our energy source and mother earth is petrified, terrified by the nuclear radiation and no longer functioning well
The baby representing our species in the future, helpless as a newborn child but in terrible trouble as a very sick deformed newly born…
Nicola Tesla would turn in his grave..
set up of the exhibition The far future is Nature
Art and Science in symbiosis