Elegy. 48 x 84". 1,640 pieces of antique ivory, harvested from antique piano keys, on white lacquered board.
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In working with old ivory, one cannot help but reflect on the history of the material… on colonial times, on ancient elephants, on the way these great beasts died and for what. We cannot change the past but we can honor the great gift of this beautiful, living material by recycling it as Art in the hopes that many future generations will see, feel and contemplate its message from the past.