Gushers (Water Lily)

 

Gushers, 2010,
single channel video with sound, speaker parts,
40″ x 54″ x 14″

This installation was inspired by my childhood experience of aquatic lillies. “Struck by how the plants co-existed with oily sheens on the waters of the Pearl River, Egan recreates the impression here. Using electronic buzzing and popping sounds the plants appear to grow from the speakers, reminding us that nature can be mimicked with technology, but, ultimately, we cannot reinvent nature.” – Lee Gray, curator, Hilliard Museum of Art, University of Louisiana, 2015

 
 

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