Linda Weil - Bestiary Mechanica
Wednesday 4 - Saturday 21 October 2023
The Bestiary, or Book of Beasts, was among the most popular illustrated texts of the European Middle Ages. Religiously allegorical, the bestiary brought creatures both real and fantastic to life, offering devotional inspiration as well as entertainment.
This modern Bestiary Mechanica draws on this rich medieval tradition and blends it with elements of the modern world of A.I. and cybernetics. The beasts are creations of mechanical, organic and biomechanical body parts offering a contemporary take on the established form. Each beast was selected based my own personal affection for the animal, from dragons to cats, each drawing holds elements from my own time and place.