On travels to Northwestern China (The Silk Road) in 1985, I brought back photographs and beautiful handmade, traditional textiles. I was thinking about them after recently reading of the controversial re-education camps for the Chinese minority, the Uyghurs, in Xinjiang. This led me to honor the handwork of the Uyghurs in a photograph along with knitted fabric, yarn and silk fiber.
The scale contains red, iron-rich dirt from the side of the road in Georgia. The vase was made by the late Bill Mooney, a former student, and a beautiful ceramic artist and human being. Lastly, some fossils, which abound at our house, and some office supplies acknowledge the passage of time from the old to the new.