Eclosion – The World Might Change#1601
What occurs inside a green caterpillar during its pupal stage of changing into a butterfly?
It is said that the inside of the pupa turns into a soupy liquid, while it simultaneously undergoes the death of unnecessary cells and the creation of new cells. The pupa becomes unresponsive as if it were dead, and then is reborn via the great transition within the body. I superimposed that transitional state with human beings who have striven to change in the aftermath of the great earthquake and nuclear accidents that occurred in Japan in 2011.
The time of eclosion will come for us. For like butterflies that spread their wings, we endeavor to live with the volition to recover on our own. We strive toward finding our own respective paths in life, while also trying to change the world with our own imaginative powers.
Maruyama’s paintings interconnect with her installation through her depicting the responding states of various living creatures that have sensed the indications of an eclosion.
W.290cm, W.300cm, H.310 cm, dimension variable
Marija and Jurgis Slapeliai House-Museum / Vilnius, Lithuania
[VIRSMAS / Transmutation: 2 Japanese exhibitions]