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Feats Third Place

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Feats Third place Gerald Justin Ferrari artist statement The Poisoned Cocoon series is inspired by the birth of my son and my instinctive need to protect and nurture him. I loosely use cocoons as a visual metaphor to represent my experience as a parent. These sculptures’ desperate influences are a visual representation of my attempt to understand and respond to parenting in the 21st century; a time of human-induced environmental devastation, loss of biodiversity, increased natural disaster, violent human conflict and other frightening aspects of living and raising children on this poisoned planet. Additionally, I see these pieces as hopeful interpretations of future life on planet Earth.