These alien-looking sculptural forms by Laura Moriarty are downright mystifying.
The self-taught artist created a series of asymmetrical pieces by heating and cooling pigmented beeswax to mimic geological processes such as erosion and weathering. Some of the brain-like formations have been cut in half to reveal multicolored rings within. The patterns are reminiscent of microbial life as seen under a microscope. Moriarty writes in her artist statement, “Layers of color form the strata of a methodology in which the immediacy of the hand can translate a sense of deep time.” Check out some of the sculptures below and find more of her work on Artspace and Instagram.