Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Eunice Luk | Tortoise Egg

Eunice Luk
Tortoise Egg
Toronto, Canada: La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, 2022
8 × 5.3 × 5.2 cm
Edition of 60, varied

Each year La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso funds the production of an artists' multiple to be given to the first collectors to register for the annual C Magazine Fundraising auction. Previous artists include Vanessa Maltese, Ts̱ēmā, Anne Low, Roula Partheniou, and Jennifer Rose Sciarrino. 

Last year's edition by Eunice Luk is a glazed ceramic tortoise egg accompanied by a printed insert and housed in a cardboard box. 

"Tortoise Egg is a ceramic sculpture that is formed, painted, and glazed by hand. The solid stoneware edition varies in size and shape. The work is accompanied by a printed insert that reads: “Practice of patience / terrestrial harmony / among all living creatures.”

Tortoise Egg aims to cultivate viewers’ connection with nature and consideration of interspecies relationships. The small form, evoking what is yet to be born, encourages care now for what is to come. Universal and ancient as the site of anticipation, protection, and nourishment, the egg has numerous interpretations, stories, and histories from different cultures. It has many references to life and cannot escape its inherent fragility. This edition is meant to function as a reminder that all our everyday decisions impact the Earth’s natural environment."

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