Corns and Calluses, 2024
Corns and Calluses is a new commission from artist Rafał Zajko that explores labour, land, and play. The bright blue hand is sprouting wheat: it is part-human and part-plant; the artist is imagining a future in which humans might exist in innovative, unexpected forms. Zajko is often influenced by Science-Fiction, and this work marries his interest in the future of our planet, with landscape, farming, and industry. Corns and Calluses prompts us to consider the possibilities of our planet’s evolution and our relationship to it.