6 March 2009

Ploughing Now




I had thought of ploughing as a 'proverbial' job, you know, famous, but lost. But a even a brief image search shows that ox and horse-drawn ploughing is current technology, still used in many parts of the earth. When I made the gold Ox pin above, I was first thinking about classic, old-time rural stuff , but now it has a connection to today- how different our lives can be across the world.
The Ox pin is actually a little smaller than this image, its about the size of two match heads. I made the first one by sawing out little silhouettes and soldering them into a sandwich. Then came some shaping, using a bit of judicious torch-melting.
   Baz Luhrmann bought one! Something to do with Australia...
pic:  hulton archive

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