Apples – Plastic Surgery, 2007
When replacing decayed fruit with fresh fruit, the edges surrounding the transplants soon began to turn brown. Thus, in order to maintain the desired effect, further grafts or transplant operations were necessary. Soon after, however, the results of the supplementary operations began to turn brown or wither, and further operations were required until the original fruit had practically been entirely replaced by new pieces of fruit. This gave me the idea of experimenting with the technique of stop-motion photography which I had used in previous works. The work was originally a draft: two apples on a plate, with the transplants growing bigger and bigger, until there is virtually nothing left of the original apples. The process is of course cyclical, and soon begins all over again.