Bone Room Meditations XV: Open to Interpretation
December 28, 2010 § 1 Comment
On Friday 17th December I presented work from Osteography to the Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference in Bristol.
Part of the presentation consisted of a picture quiz during which the audience was asked for their interpretations of sketches from the pages of this blog.
Some of these interpretations are quite poetic.
The first question was: Why would you bind the Head of a dog?
A clue was provided by the following image (Sketchbook Page 2 from this blog):
To stop it barking at the dead?
To modify behaviour (or a bad drawing scale wire)
To make it aerodynamic (for racing)
The second question was: Why would someone inscribe an erotic carving onto a hare’s tooth?
A clue was provided by the following image (Sketchbook Page 16 from this blog):
To make a necklace for a lover
Portable object, easily traded
Because it is difficult to do; using resources to display craftsmanship
The third and final question was: Why would you need two brains?
A clue was provided by the following image (Sketchbook Page 17 from this blog):
For both sides of the argument
Two minds are better than one
Many thanks to the audience at TAG for interpreting these drawings. Any further interpretations of these drawings (however creative) will be gratefully received.
Happy New Year!