The Ore

Richard Aitken

mixed

The story of this piece – From the ground, I am mined, crushed and shipped to foreign lands. In the factories I am refined and shaped by industrial means. Re-branded as consumable, I’m transported again and I work hard to provide my custodians an easier life. Ultimately I breakdown, am discarded and it appears to be the end. But I’m discovered by an inventive visionary, before nature’s patina can complete my cycle and return my soul to the earth. He re-configures my being, turns me creatively into a piece to be displayed for all to see. I hang proudly and bold.
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