Such an amazing experience to be part of second edition of NFT Paris, a crypto art event held in the prestigious Grand Palais Éphémère.
“Mimicry” was displayed as part of the Light Art Alpha Collection exhibit at the main event, 24th-25th of February 2023.
“Mimicry” (Self-portrait, 2017)
Mimicry is the biological concept where species (e.g. a butterfly) try to mimic either a more dangerous or a non-threatening species, to avoid predation. Mimicry has many forms, and its classification is often based on function with respect to the mimic (e.g. avoiding harm). Defensive or protective mimicry takes place when an organism is able to avoid harmful encounters by deceiving enemies into treating them as something else (thus literally hiding in plain sight).
This work was created partly based on my experiences of working as one of very few women in a highly competitive and male dominated area during my PhD in evolutionary botany.