|Crazy Wisdom:Rock Bags, 1996,|
2 cloth bags 15"x9",
| These sculptures attempt to deny their|
physicality. Labeled on the outside with
rune-like letters their weight suggests
the density of rock but their shape is
soft and flexible.
the bag is open the stones are|
camoflaged against the sky blue interior
of the bag. Instead of the expected
closed darkness of a bag we witness the
open color of the sky and "invisible"
|The title comes from a book by Trungpa|
Rinpoche in which there is a story about
the Madman of Tsang, a great siddha
who lives in the eastern mountains of
Tibet. My favourite part describes a vast
treasury he has accumulated consisting of
bags and bags of precious things which
turn out to be driftwood and rocks.