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I presented the Ruca to my Experimental Writing class last week, Tuesday 27 April 2012.
The artwork is a representation of the poem written by Elicura Chihuailaf, En Este suelo abitan las estrellas.
This is the artwork:
Size: 250 X 300 X 100mm
Materials: Stoneware white clay, string, aluminium wire, recycle timber & tin cans.
This is the moon.
I made this circle in a ceramic dish I am working on for another artwork. It’s melted glass, melted at a temperature higher than the recommended temperature 850°C. Because the temperature was too high, the glass shrinks and the holes are formed.