Hannelore Demel-Lerchster, 2012
Portraits carved out of apples. The different apple-heads refer to the collection of wax fruits in the Museum of Natural History. The numerous apple heads freely hanging on filaments aged during the course of the exhibition. That signified to what extent the loss of “the juice of life” in the passage of time produces massive changes in the outer appearance. Size, form, colour, and smell must bow to the exigencies of the aging process: Gap between youth and old age, between smooth and wrinkly, between life and death.