Kylix Series: The Stuff of Tho, 2014
4.25 x 8 x 5 in
altered book, wood stand
original book title is, ‘The Stuff of Thought:
Language as a Window into Human Nature,'
by Steven Pinker published in 2007
Traditionally, drinking wine from a kylix reveals various decorated figures after the choice of vintage is consumed. Metaphorically, using a book instead of ceramic ware, text is swallowed as information and knowledge within the book is ingested. By transforming a codex into a container or kylix for someone to acquire as artwork is a form of consumption and hopefully is as sweet as any libation. Sometimes information and knowledge is held up to the lips as truth and at other times it may be elusive and pass through our mouths and minds like a sieve.