Pods

Slide Images

1 - Pod No. 1, 2004
Bonze
18 cm x 18 cm x 119.5 cm
7 in x 7 in x 47 in

2 - Pod No. 2, 2004
Bronze
14.5 cm x 20 cm x 155 cm
5.75 in x 8 in x 61 in

3 - Pod No. 1, 2004
Bonze
18 cm x 18 cm x 119.5 cm
7 in x 7 in x 47 in

Pod No. 2, 2004
Bronze
14.5 cm x 20 cm x 155 cm
5.75 in x 8 in x 61 in

Pod No. 1, 2004 & Pod No. 2, 2004

While travelling in Mexico, I visited a market in the town of Tehuacan. Large pods were for sale everywhere. I decide to buy a few thinking that they would remain closed and retain their shape. A couple of days later the pods started to slowly open and to reveal vanilla scented, beautiful fragrant white flowers. I later learned that they were used in homes and churches as decorations for Easter. I packed them up, brought them home and decided to cast them into bronze immediately. When I cast objects from nature, I realize that by trying to preserve them I am arresting and stopping their natural evolution of growth and decay. I am “mummifying” them and transforming them into an object to meditate and reflect upon.