Cloud, Invasion, Plague, Purple Field

Date: 2018
Medium: Cast aluminium
Courtesy: Courtesy the artist, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich/New York and C L E A R I N G New York/Brussels

The locust is a recurring motif in the work of Jean-Marie Appriou, who is fascinated by its joyful appearance as well as its frightening character in ancient and biblical stories.

Like the corn-cockle, it represents both a potential danger, harmful to crops, while participating in the balance of biodiversity.