a journey, for the buddha project exhibition, 2004 [about]
about a journey: created for the buddha project exhibition in 2004, this work represents the journey of the heart, and consists of the residues
of an unfired porcelain vessel and tea crystals, which were placed on a hand-hewn 1920s era railroad tie installed in the courtyard of
west shore unitarian universalist church in rocky river, ohio. the installation sat in place, exposed to the elements, for
five weeks. this photo was taken toward the end of the exhibition.
the following text accompanied the piece:
altar: a hand-hewn railroad tie - memento of comunal voyages during which individual lives merge into a rhythmic flow of humanity...
vessel: an unfired porcelain bowl - reminder of impermanence, holding its shape and contents only briefly before dissolving in the inevitable fall of rain...
offering: a few crystals of tea - once liquid and green, now solid and amber... a meditation on the possibility of transformation.
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