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In his work Fabro explores the symbolism of many different aspects of reality. His work thus takes many different forms, depending on the materials he uses. The egg is a symbol of birth and creation and is one of the few images that he has used several times. This particular piece, 'Ovaries', exists in three versions all with the same title. Here, Fabro sets up a powerful contrast between steel cable and marble eggs, perhaps evoking artificial versus natural means of production. He also said that a fertilised egg is a symbol of both male and female. The white ovoids might also suggest spermatozoa swimming between the cables.

September 2004