CT Scan, 3D print

This object represents an egg, created artificially as a mode in 3d modeling program. Its interior is of course visually inaccessible. To create this model in material was possible only through 3D printing. In that sense it is a very novel object.

The inside can be viewed only through the other methods of imagining such as XRay or CT Scan, digital rendering of the digital model. What intrigues me is the fact that I will not be ever able to access my creation, it can be only represented by other means I have mentioned above. It is the embodiment of a secret.

The egg has very strong symbolic meaning in many cultures. It is the symbol of the beginning of the world, of life, of the universe in many mythologies. It also symbolizes immaculate conception in the Christian tradition.  I have this symbol stuck in my mind thanks to the renaissance painting Brera Madonna , I always wondered why the egg is hanging above Madonna's head in that painting.

The realized 3d printed piece was treated as a living object -  it was CT scanned. The inside organic structure is organized symmetrically. I could not tell of course how the object is positioned for CT scanning.

Each symmetrical variation or section of a 3D model in digital rendering can be understood as an incubator of associations, recalled memories etc., thus this shape is also the symbol of birth not only in its biological sense, but also is an expression of a deep human creativity, an ability to relate to an image through associations.