The image above is an actual photograph of the 3D printed sculpture.
Part of series: Odd Ducks
Designed in: 2016
To be produced in: 2017
Material: multicolor composite 3D print
Print height: 60 cm
Edition: 8 unique pieces
In medieval Europe, the pelican was thought to be particularly attentive to her young, to the point of providing her own blood by wounding her own breast when no other food was available. As a result, the pelican came to symbolize the Passion of Jesus and the Eucharist. The legends of self-wounding and the provision of blood may have arisen because of the impression a pelican sometimes gives that it is stabbing itself with its bill. In reality, it often presses this onto its chest in order to fully empty the pouch.