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Carnivorous Plant Heart
Digital and painted representation
The idea of delicate and spindly carnivorous plants counters my mental image of what a carnivore is. I incorporated different types of plants that derive nutrients from animals like pitcher plants, the sundew and venus fly traps in this piece. In my mind though, carnivore does more than describe the feeding nature of some organisms; it describes a way of being. Ever met one of those people who would sell out their own grandmother to get ahead? Being carnivorous is the destruction or consumption without consciousness. Metaphorically, I couldn't think of any symbol besides the human heart that fit carnivore better.