flower animals

‘Flower Animals’ is an ongoing exploration and compilation on corals and how they defy the three natural categories: animal, plant, mineral. Eventually, microscopes revealed that corals are animals made up of thousand soft-bodied structures called polyps – its living skin. An organised beauty is then created by simple organisms while interacting together in a complex way, creating sophisticated structures with all kind of patterns, textures, shapes, forms, colours and sizes. But what excites me the most is similarities with humans. Unlike any other form of life on Earth, except us, corals have the capacity to build their own environments and habitats. They bring to my mind human cities, how they elaborate and create infrastructures to live within them.