Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Split jackfruit branch and palm nut
5 x 60 x 5 cm (2 x 23 5/8 x 2 in) approx.
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s sculpture alters organic material by inserting a round object into the space created inside a split branch that is suspended from above. The addition — a palm nut with a hole — appears both fragile and full of strength, ritualistic and playful and their placement inside the manipulated branch both alien and perfectly natural.