Inspired by Ancient Greek Red Figure Pottery. The Krater vessel is designed to mix water with wine, a process meant to keep the party going forever.
Cashmere Roadkill, 2011, 16” x 11’ x 24”, Tooled leather, resin , silicone rubber, thread, glass eyes and cashmere knit
Cashmere Roadkill has orifices which are meant to be reached into, inside this vessel is a soft cashmere interior
In 2010 within the Gobi desert of Mongolia, a winter drought called the Great White Dzud obliterated millions of livestock causing a recognizable limp within the global cashmere wool industry. During the Soviet Era, Mongolia’s traditional practice of nomadic animal husbandry was discarded for large cooperative farming, introducing unsustainable subsidies to increase wool production. The current free market capital economy continues overgrazing and overbreeding, creating desertification that neither animal nor human can survive.