PELICAN – 2017

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2017_pelican_3d_printed_sculpture_by_ericvanstraaten-800x800 PELICAN - 2017


Title: PELICAN
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
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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.


MOTHERHOOD
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.