The theme of genetic modification continues from flora to fauna. In this series of works, the bears have strange distortions such as squid tentacles or wings. Here nature is not tamed in the familiar image of the ted bear, but modified and manipulated hinting at sinister implications for the future.
Multimedia work, wire sculpture and maquettes. Materials include: polyester resin, aluminium foil, aluminium paint, mild steel wire, steel, brass, silver solder, lacquer.
"The series GM Bears refers more explicitly to a science fiction style future. While still recognisable as the comforting childhood toy they now have strange distortions such as squid tentacles or wings. Here nature is not tamed in the familiar image of the ted bear but modified and manipulated hinting at sinister implications for the future."
Excerpt from Real Ideal exhibition catalogue
Giclée on Somerset Velvet
594 x 420 mm
Edition of 10
Daisy Bear White limited edition print was created to celebrate 10 years of the Stanley Picker Gallery and 30 years of the Stanley Picker Fellowship Programme.
Daisy Bear, maquette, prized model at the UBE Biennalle Model Competition, 2007, Japan.
Kinetic sculpture with walking motion.
2013, mild steel rods and wire, nuts and bolts, recycled metal cans, aluminium, MDF. foam insulation, electric motor and paint, 102 x 41 x 22 cm.
Garden Bear is a fairy tale character for the atomic age.
Bear sculpture with walking motion. Kinetic bear by Theo Kaccoufa, video and sound by Theo and Glauce Cerveira.
2006, mild steel, silver solder and paint, 39 x 25 x 14 cm.
Daisy Bear is an unnatural anomaly: a cute and cuddly transgenic totem of flora and fauna melded together to form a bear made out of skeletal daisies.
2001-2006, galvanised wire, brass, plastic, electric motor, 40.6 x 30 x 15 cm.