Journeys No. 1

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This piece was directly appropriated and abstracted from yak cheese I saw drying in Bhutan. I was fascinated with the shape, presentation, and local commonality of the cheese. Here I have my three versions. The hanging cheeses were strangely reminiscent of my own work. The “balls” were inspired by Rhinoceros dung that I brought home from South Africa. Again, I was fascinated by the shape and holes but especially by the fact that “dung beetles” eat all they can from the dung, leaving a shell. What a wonderful recycling of resources! I made the rope at a papermaking workshop in Tasmania and found the pink silk thread in China. This is truly a piece of Journeys.

7′ x 7′