Penetration

Penetration 1993-94

Installation
sewn and stuffed fabric elements, angora wool, eight lights
overall (variable) 500.0 (h) x 500.0 (w) x 1100.0 (d) cm

Annette Messager works in such a diverse range of media that it seems no artist is immune to finding inspiration in her work. Brightly coloured organs hanging from the ceiling, what more could you want! At one stage i was trying to create soft sculpture organs through thermoplastic moulding and when i discovered Messager i felt like i was suddenly looking in the mirror. I think for now i’ll leave the 3D organs up to her.

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Alice Lang is an artist who is very much an inspiration for me at the moment with my current interest in the internal body and contextual growth and imaginary organs. Have a look at her NOISE page.

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Imaginary Organs

September 24, 2007

Imaginary OrganThis gouache and pencil drawing gives a little bit of a view of how im using organs in my work. 20x30cm. Before i reached the stage of being able to draw these imaginary organs realistically i had to study real organs…so i did alot of dissections of animal organs and as a result i couldn’t eat red meat for a week. The heart is such an amazing, beautiful thing. Actually i think that most of my photos of organs are really beautiful but i’m really not sure if that’s just because im going insane being surrounded by so much BLOOD.