A hetero sexual organ

From the Nature Nurture series

by Sen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2013

Print by Sonja van Kerkhoff + Carmen McGlinn
Computer print on transparency. 21 x 28 cm x 4 cm
(depth of the pins/nails which are supplied with the work). Edition of 35.

Print by Sonja van Kerkhoff + Carmen McGlinn
Detail with different lighting. Edition of 35. €200 plus p + p.
Printed with light resistant inks however it is best not to hang it in direct sunlight.

"A heter sexual organ" is in a sense an offense against nature and culture, being a collage of 9 different flower parts. Flowers have been bred to 'pure' forms over the centuries. However here the aim is to create an object of beauty from the heterogeneous (the diverse types) to show that art, not nature, has the last word.

The Nature-Nurture series are illusionistic works based on photographs of cultivated flowers from a New Plymouth garden in Aotearoa | New Zealand. These are real objects, as shown by the imperfections, arranged artificially and hung out from the wall so that the lighting throws an after image on the wall. This 'seeing through the work' draws attention to the medium, a suspended transparent sheet. It is the equivalent of the words "This is not a pipe" in Magritte's surrealist painting and like his work these are also primarily conceptual works of art.

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