peachy keen

2019

(Installation view)

Sculpture, presented with X-rays

peachy keen was made to be X-rayed. That is to say, all sculptural and material decisions were made from material and form-tests which were X-rayed. These images informed the process of making the final sculpture, which was then sculpted, cast and X-rayed. At the center of the biomorphic form, you can make out the shape of a peach pit. 

The peach has a long and rich symbolic history. Originally from China, the peach is known as the fruit of immortality, symbolising immortality and longevity. In contrast to its symbolism of immortality, the peach pit contains amygdalin, which breaks down into hydrogen cyanide when ingested; it is poisonous.