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Bones

The first Chinese calligraphy has been found carved into bones and tortoiseshell. This gave me the idea of using actual bones, soaked in Chinese ink to form characters. Each large bone forms a stroke and the smaller ones resemble the way that the image fragments as the ink in the brush runs out at the end of a stroke. The origins of the written language are being used to form modern characters meaning bones.

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Taken on September 25, 2010