Sugar Angel - in chappel

Sugar Angel

The x-ray of a baroque putto revealed a scalpel hidden inside

"While I was installing 'Sugar Angel' in a chapel in Prague, I was also breast-feeding my month-old son. The staff watched me. No one said anything." Iris Häussler

In a baroque chapel a set of two light boxes were installed, one serving as a simple light source, the other displaying an x-ray of a small sculpture. The sculpture itself, set  2 meters away on the floor was a baroque putto that was cast in sugar with a sharp scalpel that had been embedded, only visible on the x-ray.

Shown at:  Magia Naturalis. Munich artists showing in Prague. 

Curated by Helmut Friedel.  

House of the Stone Bell, Prague, Czech Republic 1992