MOONUMENTS, 2018
Play with skin colors
Wasted leather from industry, Copper foil, Soldering

            My storylines create the context of the projects where I imagine new possibilities and exploits leathers. As an animal lover, I first got sickened by the fact that the sheet laying before I had been peeled off an animal and then half- emptied through mechanical processes. Yet, I also saw there an opportunity to recycle that leftover material into something meaningful. I developed the idea of a monument to the cow-human relationship’s history, with a specific focus on the exploitation of the animal. I focused on three aspects: the nose rings, the ornamental cow skulls, and the overcrowded farms. By soldering pieces of leftovers together, I refer to the religious stained glasses, and call upon a more respectful relationship with cows. Through making those histories tangible, I aims at making them subsist through time and space to make sure that we never forget.





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