For my summer project at Kingston University, called Worth vs Value, I decided to focus on religion. I feel that religion is worthless and in contrast Darwinism is extremely valuable historically and scientifically.
I sculpted the creatures of Darwin’s study, including the Galapagos finches and Galapagos giant tortoises, devouring the pages of the book of Genesis. For my own peace of mind I read the book and felt no guilt in its destruction. I took a series of photographs which I then presented to my new class on the second day of starting the course.
I made the creatures from airdrying clay and gave them a coat of PVA for a bit of a sheen. I relished the cracks in the clay as I thought it described how ancient and imperfect evolution is.