Matrice (Matrix), 2002.

Metal, feathers, nylon thread, gauze.
23 cm (9 in) each side.

Private collection, Belgium.

Matrix is a hollow, feather-lined, cone shape that ends with a missing feather. The tiny hole allows light to enter the cone. The interior of the cone remains inaccessible, as its entrance is veiled by very thin gauze. Only the outside can be touched.

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3/4 front view.

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3/4 rear view.