Irene Chan | Ch'An Press
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Relics
2007
I found wood shards from a roof that were blown down during a storm. I combined photographs of human calculi (gall stones) into the shards and car tires that I slipped into the shard’s slits. Each shard is like a page of a book that contains a tree, the human body, and a car tire. There is an environmental theme: trees and cars exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. However, one gallon of gas consumed produces 15 pounds of carbon dioxide. In these sculptures, the wood shards also look like trees or rocks.

MEDIUM AND SIZE: Found object into sculptural book.
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