I really dig this When I am Pregnant, 1992 installation art by Anish Kapoor. It definitely catches your attention. [If the actual sculpture doesn’t, the name definitely will]. It is a subdued bulge extruding from a white wall. It is surprisingly elegant.
Anish can really do a lot with a very simple form.
One reviewer suggested that he is alluding to how creating art is an act similar to the experience of pregnancy; the artist conceives an idea and then they live and grow with this idea, until it has become ripe and ready to be born. At this point, the artwork (or the child) is guided into the world, and the creator must let go, which can in both scenarios be an intensely difficult process.
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