Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Nina Hole's exhibition The Matchbox Show "Friends and Firemates"

Nina Hole has invited all those who have worked with her or fired with her over the years, to send her a tiny piece of their work in a matchbox from their country. Here is my matchbox. It is from Kenya, not South Africa.

When I was a child I often used empty matchboxes to take beetles found in the veld home.  I found a dead scarab beetle when we were in Kenya last year and brought it back to Denmark in a "Rhino" brand matchbox I picked up nearby. 
For the Matchbox Show I have made three thin porcelain tablets which pack away into the matchbox, featuring different types of dung beetle, from Mexico and Colombia.

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