The Cows in Their Fields

1998, cows, papers, string, 25 x 30 inches.

This artwork is inspired by my grandfather and my grandparent’s farm. My grandfather kept cows in a useful way in the 30s and 40s and it became for show later on.  They always escaped and never stayed in their fields. That is why there is a cut out cow here. They were part of the landscape though and I miss them in my life.  Some of the papers here are made out of real things from nature, such as grass, but I cannot remember the other ones.  They have faded now, because they are real and real things die .