Signed with initials and numbered 8/20 on bird ring attached to left foot
Stainless steel and glass, H. 50.8 cm
– Berengo Fine Arts, Amsterdam (2001)
– Private collection, the Netherlands
The work of Belgian conceptual artis Koen Vanmechelen explores the importance of bio-cultural diversity, identity and community. The non-profit organization The Walking Egg (TWE) was founded in 2010 and focuses on fertility and reproduction, approached through the intersection of art and science. TWE leaves the ivory tower of science and laboratory of art. It wants to inject fertility and sterility; it advocates the universal right to reproduction in developing countries. The contact between scientist Willem Obelet and Vanmechelen resulted in an enigmatic glass egg with the legs of a chicken: The Walking Egg sculpture was the start of years of debate and collaboration.