The Herd: Recycleramas
In our family parlance, each of these mini tableaux
is referred to as a "table ox". Thus: "The Herd"
A recycler since childhood, when I twisted
the silver paper lining chewing gum wrappers
into little aluminum goblets for dolls, I resist
throwing away packaging elements that seem
to "have possibilities." And along with these,
interesting blobs of melted wax, the odd
tree fungus, chicken bones etc etc.
With an impulse to play I can't resist,
my hands keep making little sculptures
and compositions, often in Altoid boxes,
the perfect size and shape for something . . .
Mary Isabel Azrael