Apogamy Pods (1999–2000)

The term “apogamy” refers to a form of asexual reproduction in plants: a sourceless pollenizing without contact fertilization. In the Apogamy Pods, Rauschenberg tried to exclude narrative, which he considered the “sex of picture-making.” This series is made from inkjet pigment images transferred to polylaminate panels. A number of examples from this series are on shaped supports.