Maja Sikorska

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peachy keen

Sculpture with printed X-ray images of the sculpture
Installation view from exhibition and detail images of sculpture

peachy keen is a sculpture that was made to be X-rayed. That is, all descisions were made based on material and form tests that were
X-rayed and informed how the final sculpture was made. At the center of the  sculpture is a peach pit, clearly visible on the X-rays.

The small biomorphic sculpture looks like something from inside of the body, something sick and mutated, mounted on a a metal rod. Is it meant to be a warning or a temptation? The tactile surfaces of the sculpture, which is just small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and placed at a comfortable “sneak-a-poke-hight”, evokes curiosity...

The X-ray images show a form within a form; a peachpit which has been cast in it’s center. It is a morbidly playful association to the space between life and death by combining a sickly form with a symbol of longevity: In China, the peach tree is considered to be the tree of life and peaches are symbols of immortality.

X-ray images of the sculpture