Mia Capodilupo - September 2008

hy·brid

–noun

1. the offspring of two animals or plants of different breeds,

    varieties, species, or genera, esp. as produced through human

    manipulation for specific genetic characteristics.

2. a person or group of persons produced by the interaction or

    crossbreeding of two unlike cultures, traditions, etc.

3. anything derived from heterogeneous sources, or composed of elements

    of different or incongruous kinds: a hybrid of the academic and

    business worlds.

4. a word composed of elements originally drawn from different

    languages, as television, whose components come from Greek and Latin.

        –adjective

5. bred from two distinct races, breeds, varieties, species, or genera.

6. composite; formed or composed of heterogeneous elements.

7. composed of elements originally drawn from different languages, as a

    word.

In this work I use these definitions of “hybrid” as a starting point for these

newest series of sculptures.  I bring together disparate elements from parts

of nature and culture such as real and cast plants, found and cast everyday

objects, opposing materials, animal imagery and industrial materials such as

car and machine parts to create a series of fantastic creatures.

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