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Breast Stupa Topiary
Breast Stupa Topiary

One of Southeast Asia’s most deeply admired artists, Pinaree Sanpitak (b.1961, Thailand) has created these eight freestanding objects which are designed to support and shape the growth of plants. Manufactured in industrial stainless steel by a Bangkok furniture company, this outdoor installation invites visitors to interact with it, to enter its structures and enjoy their reflection in its highly polished surfaces.

Stainless steel
Dimensions Variable
Credit Line:
Collection of ILHAM Foundation
© Pinaree Sanpitak
About Pinaree Sanpitak

Widely known for her 'breast stupa' motif, Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak (b. 1961, Thailand) is equally known for her fluid transitions between ideas and mediums, constantly building on prior works and concepts. The critically recognised conceptual artist is often categorised as a feminist artist who focuses on the female self and motherhood, but while much of Sanpitak's practice explores womanhood and the female body, her work is largely an exploration of the human form and humanity, seeing the body as a site of experience and impressions. Her works (sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, ceramic, printmaking, photography, performance) often delve into the affectual relationships between humans and draw on themes of fertility and comfort.