False Threats - Deathstalker Scorpion, 2016, H6 x W6 x D7cm, Handbuilt Black Stoneware

 
 

False Threats

Deathstalker Scorpion, 2016

This past November, the attacks in Paris brought back  for me memories of 9/11, I found myself afraid to travel around London, This was extremely frustrating and I concluded it was from listening to too much radio.

During this time I began sculpting bugs, I hate bugs. To me, they are indicative of fear mongering and the skewed narratives that drive them. Evoking fear at first, but not as threatening when looked at a little closer.

The deathstalker scorpion is extremely common in the middle east. Though it has an ominous name, it is rarely deadly.