SCI-ART RESIDENCY

2003-2004

Wysing Arts and BCA Gallery

 

MEMBRANE

 

The sculptural piece is made up of pigs cast in glass using a plastic toy as a model. They are grouped according to annotated drawings made by the scientist during the course of her observations. (The original drawings are represented in the exhibition.) The glass pigs are encased in acrylic blocks representing the pig sheds. The piece may be read as a metaphor for the devices used by the food industry to render invisible the reality of meat production.