Recompose came about after a visit to a local consignment store filled random objects vaguely sorted into categories like ‘doorknobs’ ‘lampshades’ ‘doll parts’ etc. In a wheelbarrow in the back, I found a collection of sun-bleached cow bones. I picked one up and it smiled at me, as if the discarnate cow itself was expressing its personality across the vale of eternity. I was assured this cow died of natural causes on a ranch, becoming part of the earth once more, its bones bleaching in the sun.
I’d like to think there is reincarnation, if not of body then of spirit. The happy spirit I saw in this bone is now reincarnated in this artwork.
Cow bone with added bisque, epoxy resin and polymer assemblage, painted with acrylic, in a 9″ x 12″ x 6′ lucite vitrine. Ready to hang. Can also be displayed as tabletop art.
Recompose is available in my studio.