The Kick Inside

1997

White resin, wood, life-size

This piece explores the current interest of how the unborn baby within the womb achieves an understanding of its outside environment, by way of sound penetrating the belly wall. This is illustrated by the Mother heavily pregnant, shown positioning a wooden slab next to her belly and tapping it with a stick. In response, the baby kicks within her womb. In return the Mother's facial expression is a mixed response of surprise, shock and delight.