Mercy (2020)

Caribou antler, sinew, aluminum tape, book

In Mercy, slices of caribou antler have been stitched together with sinew, binding within them a form that is quasi-corporeal but, like the quality of mercy itself, ultimately undefinable. Every slice is a distinctive shape, displays unique rings of growth and clusters of minuscule chambers that delivered nutrients from the lichens spread across tundra under caribou hooves out to their branching antlers. The edge of these slice is wrapped in aluminium tape so that it shines. Mercy honours the sacredness of every part of the caribou, the entirety of these lives that are essential to the survival of the Inuit.

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