First Prize, Category: 3 Dimensional
Rice paper, stone
Artist Statement -
Perhaps stone was the first weapon to be used by humans. Even now stones are thrown at soldiers and police in Northern Ireland and in
Palestine. Stones are still thrown to punish and kill women in some countries.
If the stone is the first weapon, let us bury the stone in layers of meaning and pages of words, in art and poetry, in all the
wrappings and trappings of human culture, until stones are no longer weapons, but the subject and the object of works of art, the material of building and of rebuilding what has been destroyed.