Mantles, Maladies, Mutations, and Prussian Blue


Mantles, Maladies, Mutations, and Prussian Blue

Mantles, Maladies, Mutations, and Prussian Blue

1981

MMM& PB ( Mantles, Maladies, Mutations, and Prussian blue) a conceptual work exploring the interrelationship between human life and nature. The working premise for MMM& PB being "The matter with matter?"

24 sheets resembling large pages of a book were processed with soil from the artwork Taupatauma mixed with human hair, body fluids, and nail clippings. The title page and back cover were processed with prussian blue pigment, the pigment being a significant material for the concept of the work.

The work was made in 1981 at the same time as Taupatauma, and due to illness was not completed until 1997.