Surrogate System I

Steel, glass, oranges, silver paint, 6 ft. (1.8 m) h. x 5 ft. w., 1995

The interior branching structure approximately replicates the exterior one, with silver paint covering the interior oranges, trapped in the sealed glass and steel chamber. The interior oranges, over several weeks, became enveloped in fungus and rotted falling to the floor in a pulpy seathing mass, steaming the interior of the chamber; the exterior oranges became desicated and shriveled, clinging to the branching structure.