Works In Progress: Temporomandibular Connection (Oct/Nov 2017)

Works In Progress: Temporomandibular Connection (Oct/Nov 2017)

These are a series of sculptures that are based upon the Summerian Cuneiform language. It is the oldest known written language and uses symbols as a means of understanding communication between communities from different geographies, the first known semiotic. It is also the language and culture to declare a bill of human rights circa 900bc. I'm approaching making new artworks from an anthropological perspective as a means to investigate relationships centered around the mutual needs of communication between different peoples and how those apply to a contemporary context. Most of these are objects created from earthen elements: Clay, soil, salt, sugar, limestone and then the will have molds created to multiply the forms into systems referencing trade and exchange of ideas instead of commodities. 

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