Paris-based artist Mathilde Roussel is fascinated with the transformation of the human body. Her ‘Lives of Grass’ installation series consists of human figure sculptures made from soil, wheat seeds, recycled metal and fabric. A faceless body is suspended in mid-air to give the illusion of freeze-falling, while the another body is lying on the floor in fetal position. With time the seeds grow on the bodies until they are entirely covered in green.
Roussel’s concept is beautifully executed and the living sculptures raise questions about time and growth. Time plays a part in sculpting the forms, slowly transforming them, changing their colors, and catalyzing their eventual decay.