Crystalline Ovulation IV by Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger

Crystalline Ovulation IV 
Swiss Institute Rome, since 2005

The egg fountain is placed in one of the walls of the travertine covered courtyard. The fountain is embraced by a wall painting of prehistoric plants that were the base material (lime sediments) for the formation of the travertine. Inside the egg a pink fertilizer solution flows over a pile of souvenir size Roman statues and monuments. Over time crystals will settle on the figurines and slowly overgrow them.

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