"A mysterious sculpture, whose whimsical shape and glossy surface are reminiscent of an extraterrestrial creation. Yet the imaginative form comes from something very common, namely a broccoli. The sculpture with a diameter of 3 meters is based on an actual Romanesco broccoli, selected at the greengrocer's. This vegetable has been carefully scanned, after which the exact copy has been enlarged to a giant format. An artwork of this size made with a 3D printer is unique, because this technique is still relatively new and is mainly used for small objects. The artwork is made up of many separate 3D-printed parts, and subsequently polished and painted with iridescent paint; the glossy surface sometimes has a dark green and then a more purple glow, depending on how the light falls and from which point in the central hall you look at the artwork."
Commissioned by the Dutch Via Nova College, Utrecht, the Netherlands (2018)
Text by the Dutch Via Nova College, Utrecht
Photographer: Gert Jan van Rooij