Monkfish, Seeteufel

Pearlescence

Sometimes called the Sea Devil, the Monkfish is known to be a delicacy and renowned for its ugliness. 

Pearlescence exposes the precious beauty inside the monster. These vases are a pair – two casts taken from the same fish – one from the outside and one from the inside. Is it a devil? Is it an angel at the gate? 

Pearlescence invites the viewer to judge.