A Series of Reflections upon the Transformative Potential of ‘Waste’ Material (Bone)


This article uses the southern forefront of the Thames as a research site, where bone fragments, pottery fragments, pottery pipes, and daily garbage are explored. It was these bones that caught my attention. Bone materials are no longer trapped in the past, no longer trapped in the past, no longer an inert resource for human knowledge expansion or security, but a dynamic and emotional force that responds to forces outside our consciousness. Part of the reason why aesthetics is important is that it’s a way of combining play and division. There is no intention, but an emotional relationship and an acknowledgement of desire, which is the undercurrent of this article.


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