Melanie Stegemann

Love it and leave it

This work was inspired and refers to a sad human habit of collecting living creatures for the sake of their beauty. We are told that we are the coronation of creation, that we can achieve and conquer everything. But this act of conquering evokes strong emotions of pride, achievement and ownership. This work questions if nature is something we should conquer rather than connect with.

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