Animal or Vegetable?

This piece was an experiment into casting the insides of fruit and vegetable shells. This cast was taken from the inside of a passionfruit and used a cold metal casting method. The resulting sculpture has a bodily quality to it reminiscing of a human belly button and the folds and wrinkles give it an otherworldly, almost alien appearance.

 

I am interested in the distortion of working with familiar objects and replication and manipulation them into new objects that have a faint hint of the original but offer a new perspective and unfamiliarity and curiosity to the viewer.