Photographer's Note

THE BIRTH MACHINE IS H.R. GIGER'S ARTISTIC MANIFESTATION OF HIS STRONGLY HELD BELIEF THAT THE GREATEST THREAT TO OUR CIVILIZATION IS THE APPROACHING OVERPOPULATION OF THE PLANET.THE INSPIRATION FOR THE BIRTH MACHINE SCULPTURE AND THE BULLET BABIES IS THE 1967, PEN AND INK GIGER ARTWORK, "BIRTHMACHINE", A CUT-AWAY IMAGE OF A FULLY LOADED WALTHER PISTOL. AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION IN EITHER BRONZE OR ALUMINIUM, THE LIMITED EDITION BULLET BABY SCULPTURES SIT INSIDE THE SHELL OF A 9MM LUGER CASING: THE BOTTOM SURFACE OF THE SCULPTURE IS FINISHED TO LOOK LIKE A REAL BULLET AND IS MARKED '9MM GIGER', ALONG WITH THE ARTIST SIGNATURE AND THE EDITION NUMBER.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE WS FOR THE PISTOL. IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING ARTWORK IMHO.

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Additional Photos by Fusun Konyali (tehanu_f) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 769 W: 134 N: 1085] (6896)
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