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Artwork Details:

  • TypeSculpture
  • Year2001
  • MediumStainless steel, glass, frozen silicone, blood, Nepenthes plant, refrigeration equipment
  • Dimensions219.7h x 90w x 90d cm
More about this artwork:

"Flask is both a sort of mutant and a sign of mutation. The vase is cast in animal blood, the flower ‘Nepenthes’ is a carnivorous plant, its pods are external stomachs, signs of transformation, where the atoms of a fly are taken apart and reconfigured to form food for the plant. Flask is about resurrection – the transformation from life to death, then back to life again. A difficult passage for a being, effortless for atoms and molecules, the difference between life and consciousness." - Marc Quinn, Recent Sculptures Catalogue, Groninger Museum, 2006

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