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DE JENZ: fruit bowl
DE JENZ: fruit bowl
CIOTOLA, 2021
60 x 28 x 15 cm

A sick 15 meters tall Bigarreau cherry tree, rotten at the base, was felled on a farm outside Brugge. One of its branches was turned into a fruit bowl.

By removing the soft decayed interior of the branch, the shape became perforated and determined by the remaining healthy wood, carved and sanded to less than a centimeter thickness, and finally treated with olive oil.

Contrary to the tree's sweet fruit, the pits are poisonous.
30 crushed cherry pits constitute a lethal dose of cyanide causing a horrible death. ...

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