German born artist Gaby Wormann combines mechanical parts such as pieces of Swiss watches, clocks, and other trinkets with delicate bodies of animals such as tarantulas, crabs and winged insects to create hybrid creatures which she calls MeCre, or mechanical creatures.
“Organisms combine with mechanics to create new, hybrid life forms which stride into the future in a more resistant, more efficient, and technically optimised form.
The radical separation between living creature and machine has been abrogated – the synthesis between biomass and mechanics becomes a part of evolution. A living thing, defined as being an organised genetic unit, gains additional mechanical attributes, and the transplant becomes a part of the act of creation. The mechanical creature is born.
Robotics, bio-cybernetics and cyber-beings are testaments to our changed reality. Metamorphosis, adjustment and the continuous urge to modify and improve provide neither room nor time for natural development.
The world of the future accommodates metamorphic beings which are trapped and put on show to the marvelling public in vitreous cages. Looking at these surreal creatures leaves a feeling of fascination and a subliminal fear of the mutated species which will lay claim to its place on our planet in the future.”
via My Modern Met