CHERRY – 2017


Part of series: Classical Themes
Designed in: 2016
To be produced in: 2017
Material: multicolor composite 3D print
Print height: 50 cm
Edition: 8 unique pieces
Extra: This design is inspired by an etching of Gustave Doré, in the series Crusades.

NOTE: The picture on this page is a render: a computer generated image of a sculpture to be 3D printed. In the actual 3D printed sculpture details, colors and print height may vary. All changes are at the discretion of the artist. Gallery prices will be, depending on the size of the piece, roughly between 2.000 and 6.000 Euro.

In English, Cherry is a widely used, somewhat impolite, slang term for a woman’s hymen. Its presence, or lack thereof, is still used to prove or disprove a woman’s virginity. But we now know that this is an archaic idea, as it can be broken in several ways, and many women are in fact born without one. The transience of the blossoms of cherry trees, the exquisite beauty and volatility, has often been associated with mortality and graceful and readily acceptance of destiny and karma. For this reason, cherry blossoms are richly symbolic, and have been utilized often in Japanese art.