Object Lessons


Object Lesson, ongoing - begun 2014

One Chapter from The System Is Not Fool Proof

Object Lessons

Focuses on destruction of land.  As we consume the earth’s resources to manufacture and power ‘invented-needs’ consumer products, we destroy terrestrial ecosystems.  These often ignored pieces of our contemporary culture are then consigned to land fills, further continuing this devastation.

In response I enshroud discarded small appliances in old linen, a manner historically used to prepare the dead for burial.  This meditative process ‘neutralizes’ this detritus of our consumer society, much as an oyster coats an irritant with layers of nacre, creating a pearl.



       Object Lesson                                ongoing - begun 2014

  • discarded small appliances
  • used linen bed sheets


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Sophia Burke