Altar/Alter: Return to Wilderness
Location: Calabi–Yau Manifold, 2017
The shrine of the Return to Wildness was retrieved from a place of memory. Carvings found on the structure along with mark making in both books are theorized to be a primitive type of language. It is thought that this object may have been used in the practice of restoring wildness to animals, in this case, wolves in particular, after a stint of allegorical delineation, as in Aesop’s fables or other such stories and myths.
Catalog № 2017.42.05.4
Structure (carpentry by Andrew Heineman); Wood, milk paint & bone. Books; tacket binding with handmade flax cover, vellum & leather spine, Sekishu paper printed using a collagraph plate on a Vandercook Universal I.
23¼ × 15½ inches