Granny Smith

5 UltraChrome prints on archival paper
2010

“In 5 sequences the ‘lifetime’ of an apple is portrayed.
The apple is decorated with earrings and consumed.” Heidi Voet

The human characteristics we find in inanimate objects, including its lifespan, is at play in this sequence of photographs. Bouncing off the name of the Granny Smith apple, the fruit takes on a face of its own as it is simultaneously eaten and sculpted by the artist. Combining the process-based logic of conceptual art from the 1970s, performance, and a playful everyday anthropomorphism, the work points to how we see our own life in other times and things, and consume them over time.