Chicken’s Egg, Polished, Raw, Size 0

Raw chicken egg, polished, ca. / approx. 4 x 6 x 4 cm
Edition of 12
Photo © Karin Sander
Installation view, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, 1996 © Stefan Rohner

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.

Karin Sander