Chicken Egg, Polished, Raw, 1994
approx. 4 x 6 x 4 cm
Photo © Studio Karin Sander

Chicken Egg, Polished, Raw, 1994
approx. 4 x 6 x 4 cm
Photo © Karin Sander
Installation view, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, 1996 © Stefan Rohner

Ostrich Egg, polished, 1996/2004
ca. 13 x 16 x 13 cm
Photo © Studio Karin Sander

Chicken Egg, Polished, Raw, 1994
approx. 4 x 6 x 4 cm
Photo © Studio Karin Sander

Chicken Egg, Polished, Raw, 1994
approx. 4 x 6 x 4 cm
Photo © Karin Sander
Installation view, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, 1996 © Stefan Rohner

Ostrich Egg, polished, 1996/2004
ca. 13 x 16 x 13 cm
Photo © Studio Karin Sander

Chicken’s Egg, Polished, Raw, Size 0

1994

The operation of sanding down and polishing the rough, dull shell of a chicken’s egg then placing it on a plinth transforms this profane object into an almost transparent sculpture. It mirrors and absorbs its surroundings, and at the same time exposes something of its inner self – in the soft tinge of yellow that is visible where the egg meets the plinth.

Text: Karin Sander