Makenzie O'Connor

Unlikely Life Blossom

Body of Work

This body of work explores the beautiful and unlikely moment in history when we went from tiny bags of chemicals to the menagerie of living things all around us. Directly inspired by a podcast from Radiolab called Cellmates that explores the moment when two cells managed to merge and spur a grand step in evolution. This is a single evolutionary theory, however the unlikeliness of this possibility gave me pause and appreciation for whatever may have transgressed in one moment millions of years ago.

The nesting nature of the pieces simply represents cells within cells and the natural depictions on each of the pieces illustrates different flora and fauna that have emerged because of this unlikely blossoming of life.